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Heroin wars. 3, The kings of opium

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  • This third episode of the Heroin wars returns to the Shans' war for independence led by Khun Sa, the second "King of Opium". In 1993 the Shan People's Republic Committee declared itself no longer part of the union of Burma. Lo Hsing-Han meanwhile joined the government forces and eventually brought Khun Sa to his knees, regaining control once again over the narcotics trade, but this time for the military dictatorship. Today both men are rich and powerful, and the amount of opium produced in Shan State has increased ten-fold, flooding Europe and the United States with cheap heroin.


  • Title from title frames.
  • "Filmed over thirty years, 1964-1996."
  • Originally produced by: Carlton UK Television, c1996.
  • In English and Burmese with English subtitles.
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