Operation Mekong opened on 30 September 2016. It concerns an incident that occurred in Chiang Saen District of Chiang Rai Province on 5 October 2011 when 13 Chinese crew members from two cargo ships were murdered by a Myanmar drug-trafficking ring.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, responding to news of the film’s imminent release, said that the film would be banned in Thailand if it was found to “damage” the country. “I have ordered authorities to check the content of Operation Mekong. If it is damaging, it will be banned,” Gen Prayut said. Some believe that the reason for his government’s nervousness is that Thai troops, the “elite” anti-drug Pa Muang Task Force, were known to have been at the scene of the massacre. Nine soldiers were arrested, but “…have since disappeared from the justice system.” Naw Kham, a Golden Triangle drug kingpin, and his gang were found guilty of attacking the two Chinese cargo ships in collusion with Thai soldiers. He was executed in March 2013 in China along with three accomplices, including a Thai national.
IMDB Rate: 6.9
Director: Dante Lam
Writer: Dante Lam, Kang Ki-Chu, Lau Siu-kwan