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Organized Crime's Tentacles Grow as Southeast Asia Integrates

Southeast Asia's "Golden Triangle" is still exporting very high volumes of illicit drugs according to a new U.N. agency report. Researchers say the precursor chemicals needed to manufacture opiates and methamphetamines are streaming in to the region unabated and the problem is forecast to get worse as Southeast Asia's economic integration continues. "As you open the borders more, as you push trade volumes ever higher, you're increasing opportunity for illicit...

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