Four tonnes of drugs destroyed in China

June 3rd, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, June 3 (IANS) Over four tonnes of drugs, including heroin, opium, marijuana and cocaine, were Sunday destroyed in China.

The 4.2 tonnes of drugs and drug-making chemicals were destroyed by law enforcement officers in southeast Fujian province, Xinhua reported.

Other contraband included methamphetamine, ketamine and ephedrine, all of which are illegal in China.

The burning of the drugs was carried out at a solid waste treatment plant at Minhou county near Fuzhou.

Anti-drug authorities in Fujian have cracked 7,736 cases involving illegal drugs and arrested 8,406 people suspected of selling drugs since 2010, an official said.

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