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Anti-Drug Day: Myanmar Burns Over USD 180 Mn Illegal Drugs

World | Associated Press | June 26, 2018, 3:32 pm
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 Myanmar polices poke burning narcotic drugs with sticks during a destruction ceremony of seized narcotic drugs in outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar on June 26, 2018. Myanmar burned Tuesday over US$ 180 million worth of assorted drugs seized around the country to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. (Image: AP)

Myanmar polices poke burning narcotic drugs with sticks during a destruction ceremony of seized narcotic drugs in outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar on June 26, 2018. Myanmar burned Tuesday over US$ 180 million worth of assorted drugs seized around the country to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. (Image: AP)

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 Smokes and flames billow from burning narcotic drugs during a destruction ceremony of seized narcotic drugs in outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

Smokes and flames billow from burning narcotic drugs during a destruction ceremony of seized narcotic drugs in outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 A police officer walks near the controlled burning of illegal narcotics during a destruction ceremony on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

A police officer walks near the controlled burning of illegal narcotics during a destruction ceremony on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 Flames rise over the controlled burning of illegal narcotics during a destruction ceremony on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

Flames rise over the controlled burning of illegal narcotics during a destruction ceremony on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 A police takes selfie on his mobile in front of burning narcotic drugs during a destruction ceremony of seized narcotic drugs in outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

A police takes selfie on his mobile in front of burning narcotic drugs during a destruction ceremony of seized narcotic drugs in outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

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 Barricades surround the controlled burning of illegal narcotics during a destruction ceremony on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)

Barricades surround the controlled burning of illegal narcotics during a destruction ceremony on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. (Image: AP)