U.S. slaps sanctions on Laos Golden Triangle ‘casino’ in bid to break up narco-empire

The U.S. Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on a gambling empire hacked from the Laotian jungle which it said was involved in drug, human and wildlife trafficking and child prostitution.

[…]The sanctions aim to destabilize the narcotics trade in the Mekong area at a time of growing Chinese influence in the region.

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Reuters Staff