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Authorities burn marijuana, crystal meth

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    The Jakarta Post

Tangerang   /   Fri, February 21, 2014   /  07:39 am

The Tangerang Police and Soekarno-Hatta Airport security have destroyed hundreds of kilograms of drugs that were confiscated by airport security officials in the area throughout February on Thursday.

The destroyed evidence included 500 kilograms of marijuana, 800 grams of heroin and 11 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Tangerang Police chief Sr. Comr. Riad said that the 500 kilograms of marijuana was seized in a raid that took place in Serpong, South Tangerang, on Feb. 2. The methamphetamine, worth Rp 22 billion (US$1.83 million), and the heroin were seized by airport customs from smugglers.

The evidence was burned in an incinerator and witnessed by 18 captured suspects related to the drug seizures.

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