Operation Tiger Trap: The Rise and Fall of Khun Sa and the Drug Trade in Southeast Asia

Retired DEA Country Attaché John Whalen discusses narcotics trafficker Khun Sa and DEA’s Operation Tiger Trap. His presentation covers Khun Sa’s rise to power, his eventual fall, and how Operation Tiger Trap facilitated his demise. Whalen also discusses how Khun Sa’s surrender to the Burmese government created a vacuum that has been filled by other armed narcotics trafficking groups who continue to operate in Burma.