1995 CE
The Golden Triangle becomes the leader in opium production

The Golden Triangle, a region of Southeast Asia that overlaps the mountains of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, becomes the leader in opium production, yielding 2,500 tons of opium annually. According to U.S. drug experts, there are new drug trafficking routes in South East Asia, including routes from Myanmar through Laos, to southern China, Cambodia and Vietnam. 

Source: Opium throughout History (1998). PBS.org.

Drugs: Opium (morphine, heroin, opioids)
Regions: Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand
Topics: Cultivation, production and trade