PHOTOS: Burn Baby Burn – Drugs In Laos Go Up In Smoke.
Above Photo: Drugs being burned in Vientiane, Laos.
TAs many will know, the modern-day plot of BACK involves Laos, drugs and dodgy British backpackers, which accounts for why I feature so many Laos drug stories, good and bad, on this website.
Also the continuing flow of absolutely massive quantities of methamphetamine and heroin from Burma through the Golden Triangle worries all of Burma’s neighbours, to the point where China recently got involved.
The Chinese authorities have increasingly projected their power down the Mekong River to interdict drug activity between Thailand, Laos and Burma.
These suppression operations have resulted in the arrest of thousands of drug-smuggling suspects, the seizure of multiple tonnes of drugs, war weapons and vast amounts of money and chemicals used in the manufacture of drugs.
Perhaps to celebrate this news, Laos recently publicly burned a considerable quantity of seized drugs in Vientiane, which is where the accompanying photos were taken.
For a modern-day take on the Vietnam War and Adventure Backpackers trekking into the jungles of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, see: http://peteralanlloyd.com/back-part-2/backpackers-meet-the-vietnam-war-back-screenplay-finally-finished/
For POWs left behind in Laos, see also:
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