Did you know that the place where the borders of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar meet form a triangle! This unusual triangle is widely known as the Golden Triangle. This concept in itself seems very intriguing and a lot about it is yet to be explored.
To experiment with the entire concept a show was born, “Traffickers: Inside the Golden Triangle”. The show is sure to give goosebumps to a few as it explores the entire drug production mafia which operated under the nose of the authorities and the common people.
History Of The Show
The show is concerned with Khun Sa, who was the leader of the opium trade during the 1970s. The documentary shows how he reached New York and supplied 95% pure opium. When someone does a shady business and becomes big from that it calls for the authorities to take a dig into the story. So was the case that happened with Khun. Not later enough after he became big, the DEA went after him and made him their biggest enemy.
Other drug authorities in Myanmar and Thailand also took a dig into the matter personally as well. The series of events that took place in his life also brought into light powerful mafias like him. All of this has been depicted in this three-episode series.
Where To Watch It?
Traffickers: Inside the Golden Triangle can be watched on HBO Max.
The Plot Of The Series
The show first premiered in 2021 and this year it is back with yet another season. As the name suggests, the show revolves around three traffickers, and to be specific I might say drug traffickers, who are the best and most influential in this field. It is a documentary series and like all other documentaries, it also has some exclusive interviews and footage. The intriguing and intimidating concept of the show makes viewers crave for more and to know the next.
The documentary Traffickers: Inside the Golden Triangle, unleashes the world of the drug mafia. Three traffickers are at the locus of everything that happens. They are named The Opium King, The Playboy Drug Lord, and The Mekong River Pirate from Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar respectively. We get a chance to see their rags to riches story and how they fall from that.
Should You Watch It?
For those who are intrigued to know the lives of criminals and what makes them such, this documentary is surely for them. In general, the series targets an audience who is curious to know about facts, adventures, and the series of events that takes place in any crime investigation which eventually leads to the win of the authorities in the end. It might seem like a crime drama at times but the videos and interviews it showcases time and again on the series allow it to have a win-win situation at the end, as these videos serve as its unique proposition.