Drones, big money and cheap drugs

As dusk falls along the Mekong River, a nightly dance begins between Thai border security and Lao drug gangs now using drones, scouts and a pool of poor fishermen to shift record amounts of meth into Thailand.

Landlocked, secretive and with ungovernable borders, Lao has become a sluice for transporting Made-In-Myanmar meth to the drug hungry markets of Southeast Asia and Australia, where billion-dollar seizures are now being made.

Whisked over the remote mountains of Lao – one of the world’s last surviving communist countries – shipments are regularly slipping into Thailand, the region’s drug superhighway.

In full: https://theaseanpost.com/article/drones-big-money-and-cheap-drugs

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