Police officers burn seized drugs by setting them on fire during an event to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters Police officers burn seized drugs by setting them on fire during an event to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
Police officers burn seized drugs by setting them on fire during an event to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
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Police officers burn seized drugs by setting them on fire during an event to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters Police officers burn seized drugs by setting them on fire during an event to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
Police officers burn seized drugs by setting them on fire during an event to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Myanmar. Photo: Reuters
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