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Golden Triangle

Thai cops kill smuggler in massive meth bust

BANGKOK: Thai cops shot dead a smuggler and seized 15 million meth pills at a checkpoint in Thailand's portion of the "Golden Triangle", officials said Friday, the latest death in an intensifying drug crackdown. Millions of dollars worth of methamphetamine pour into Thailand each week from neighbouring Myanmar, where drug lords are flooding the market with narcotics. The Golden Triangle is a notorious lawless border zone that straddles Laos, Myanmar and Thailand. Experts say drug lords in the zone, mainly in…