Myanmar burns narcotic drugs

Last Updated: Wed, Jun 26, 2013 13:20 hrs

Yangon, June 26 (IANS) The Myanmar authorities ceremonially burned seized narcotic drugs worth $76.79 million in Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi cities Wednesday.

The events marked the 26th International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Xinhua reported.

In Taunggyi alone, the drugs set on fire amounted to as much as $44 million in street value. In Yangon, it was $4.63 million.

The drugs burned in Yangon mainly include heroin, marijuana and stimulant tablets as well as other chemicals.

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