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Panama destroys 9.5 tons of drugs

10-21-2010 14:21 BJT

PANAMA CITY, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Panamanian authorities Wednesday destroyed over 9.56 tons of drugs, most of them cocaine, which were seized last month.

The drugs were burnt at a waste dump of Patacon Hill, on the outskirts of Panama City, during the third drug destruction effort within two months.

Among the destroyed drugs were 9.471 tons of cocaine, 78.65 kg of marihuana and 7.69 kg of heroine.

The seized drugs were incinerated in the presence of witnesses from the Drug Prosecutor's Office, the National Police, as well as observers from the National Assembly of Deputies, and the Lab of the Judicial Investigation Direction.

In 2009, Panama confiscated more than 54 tons of drugs, and it has already seized more than 80 tons of drugs so far this year.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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