YANGON - The UN on Monday warned that drug trafficking gangs in Myanmar are undermining stability and development, as it hailed a new partnership with the government to tackle "significant" crime and drug problems in the impoverished country.
Myanmar police stand beside seized drugs before they are destroyed during a ceremony to mark the UN's "International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking" in Yangon on June 26, 2014
Myanmar - the world's second largest opium producer after Afghanistan and Southeast Asia's biggest synthetic drug maker - has signed a "landmark" agreement to work with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at it grapples with narcotics and illicit trafficking.
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