26 Jun '11, 2pm

Myanmar burns $62 million of seized drugs: NAYPYIDAW - MYANMAR burned opium and other illegal drugs with an esti...

Myanmar burns $62 million of seized drugs: NAYPYIDAW - MYANMAR burned opium and other illegal drugs with an esti...

Myanmar Home Affairs Minister Lt. Gen. Ko Ko attends a ceremony to mark "International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, June 26, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP NAYPYIDAW - MYANMAR burned opium and other illegal drugs with an estimated value of about $50 million (S$62 million) on Sunday to mark the UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. 'We need to step up efforts to eradicate narcotic drugs by any means,' Lieutenant General Ko Ko, the home affairs minister, said at a ceremony in the capital Naypyidaw. The seized drugs included about 4,500kg of opium and 146kg of heroin, along with various other types of drugs. 'Myanmar's new military-backed government 'will keep up the war against this problem until its roots are removed from our soil,' said Mr Ko Ko. Myanmar, the world's second-largest opium producer after Afghan...

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