The year 2011 is expected to bring about an influx of opium from the Golden Triangle into Thailand. Most is expected to come from Myanmar.
The Golden Triangle is the second largest illicit opium producing area in the world following Afghanistan. Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand make up the triangle with the border between Myanmar and Thailand seeing the biggest flow of opium trade.
Despite efforts by America’s Drug Enforcement Administration or DEA and its related agencies to clamp down on opium production in the area 2011 is expected to see an influx of opium trade at the Myanmar-Thai border.
Read more: Pattaya Times