Thu, 26 Jun 2003

Drugs burned, spectators get high

The Jakarta Post Tangerang, Banten

Drug evidence worth billions of rupiah was burned in an incinerator at the Technology and Science Development Center compound in Serpong, Tangerang regency, on Wednesday morning.

The drugs comprised 1.6 tons of marijuana, 5.8 kilograms (kg) of cocaine, 1.2 kg of heroin, 2.2 kg of shabu-shabu (crystal methamphetamine), 30 liters of amphetamine, 37,000 ecstasy pills and 2,520 barbiturate pills.

The incinerator, however, leaked, causing some of the witnesses to feel dizzy.

City police deputy chief Brig. Gen. Nanang Sukarna said that the evidence had been confiscated from drug cases investigated by Greater Jakarta police since January of this year.