Sending a fiery message

A pile of seized drugs being burned during a ceremony to mark the United Nations' "International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" in Yangon on Sunday. The Myanmar authorities destroyed narcotics worth US$56.3 million (S$76.4 million) o
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A pile of seized drugs being burned during a ceremony to mark the United Nations' "International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" in Yangon on Sunday. The Myanmar authorities destroyed narcotics worth US$56.3 million (S$76.4 million) on that day in Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 28, 2016, with the headline 'Sending a fiery message'. Print Edition | Subscribe