Virtually £500m value of medicine and precursors have been burned by Myanmar’s army authorities.
Heroin, hashish, methamphetamine and ketamine have been amongst substances disposed of within the haul valued at £489m.
Stockpiles have been set ablaze in Yangon, Mandalay and Tauggyi, on the United Nations Worldwide Day in opposition to Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Every week in the past, the UN’s Basic Meeting handed a movement condemning Myanmar‘s army regime after it seized energy from democratic politicians earlier this 12 months.
The UN demanded the discharge of arrested civilian leaders and known as for an arms embargo.
The junta took management on 1 February after the army’s proxy celebration was totally crushed by Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nationwide League for Democracy in final 12 months’s election.
Generals claimed there was widespread voter fraud, however haven’t but proven any proof to assist this declare.
Specialists have warned that the instability within the nation following the takeover might trigger a rise in drug manufacturing and supply extra alternatives for trafficking.
Myanmar is a giant producer of artificial medicine, with a lot of it made in distant border areas.