Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia)

River confluence that is an opium-producing region in Southeast Asia

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Golden Triangle (Southeast Asia): River confluence that is an opium-producing region in Southeast Asia
The Golden Triangle is the area where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet at the confluence of the Ruak and Mekong rivers. The name "Golden Triangle"—coined by the CIA—is commonly used more broadly to refer to an area of approximately 950,000 square kilometres (367,000 sq mi) that overlaps the mountains of the three adjacent countries.


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Fighting drug trafficking in the Golden Triangle: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

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Exclusive: Huge fentanyl haul seized in Golden Triangle as Asian crime gangs shift to opioids

Myanmar police say they have seized a huge haul of liquid fentanyl, the first time one of the dangerous synthetic opioids that have ravaged North America has been found in Asia's Golden Triangle..
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Militias fuelling Australia's ice addiction buying parts of south-east Asia: UN

The UN's Office on Drugs and Crime has tracked a surge in synthetic drug trafficking from the Golden Triangle borderlands of Myanmar, Laos and Thailand.
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Myanmar put on money-laundering watchlist

An international financial watchdog placed Myanmar on its money-laundering watchlist on Friday, urging the country at the heart of Asia's illicit drug-producing "Golden Triangle" to boost its efforts..
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