THAILAND-LAOS-DRUGS-CRIME

Suspected Laotian drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpha (C) arrives at a criminal court in Bangkok on April 18, 2017. The Laos national denied being a major regional drug smuggler at a Bangkok court on April 18 in a case that has ensnared Thai celebrities and shone a spotlight on communist Laos' lynchpin role in fuelling the trade. / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA

April 18, 2017 3:00 PM (UTC+8)