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Panama destroys 9.7 tons of drugs seized

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  • Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:20
The deputy director of the DIJ, commissioner Manuel Bonome, told that the destruction of the 9.7 tons "correspond to 8.7 tons of cocaine, 804 kilos of marijuana and the rest to other illicit substances.
  • EFE

The judicial authorities destroyed this Friday about 9.7 tons of drugs seized from drug traffickers in the garbage dump in La Chorrera.

The incineration of the drug, mostly cocaine and marijuana, was made by National Police officers and cadets of the Judicial Investigation Directorate (DIJ) accompanied by representatives of the Public Ministry, specialists from the Ministry of Health and firemen’s department.

The deputy director of the DIJ, commissioner Manuel Bonome, told that the destruction of the 9.7 tons "correspond to 8.7 tons of cocaine, 804 kilos of marijuana and the rest to other illicit substances."

With this action, the authorities had destroyed so far this year 34.7 tons of various drugs, explained Bonome.

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