Battling drug trafficking on Mekong River

Thailand, China, Myanmar and Laos join forces to clear one of the world's biggest opium-producing regions.

    Countries along the Mekong river will hold talks this month to combat drug trafficking in the so-called golden triangle.

    The area - where Thailand, Myanmar and Laos merge is a massive transit point for drug smuggling.
     
    For decades it's been known as one of the world's biggest opium producing regions.
     
    But as AL Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports, other drugs are making an impact too.

    Mekong river infographic [Al Jazeera]

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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