He absorbed ethnic rebels into his criminal empire, and set up encampments along the Mekong river.
In reality, the Thumb was an affable, bespectacled California accountant, a cousin of one of the men arrested on the Mekong.
How China used drones to track and capture the notorious kingpin of the Mekong delta.
Turse uses the example of Operation Speedy Express, the annihilation of the Mekong Delta between 1968 and 1969.
Yet he now finds himself mired in a political swamp as unforgiving as the Mekong Delta in typhoon season.
The Mekong is the chief artery of transit; elsewhere communication is afforded by tracks sometimes passable only for pedestrians.
In the lateral valleys of the Mekong copper and tin are found.
This region is nearly the extreme western limit of the Moso tribe which appears not to extend across the Mekong River.
Venomous reptiles are numerous, and the Mekong contains crocodiles.
If it were attempted to use steam on this part of the Mekong the return would be most dangerous.
river in Southeast Asia, Thai, from me "mother" + khong "river, large stream."