Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Drug Trafficking: Battling drug trafficking on Mekong River

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 on the river, is a massive transit point for smuggling drugs.

For decades it has been known as one of the world's biggest opium producing regions, but other drugs are making an impact too.

Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from Chiang Saen, Thailand.