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Burn, Baby, Burn!

Bali Law Enforcement Officers Burn Large Cache of Narcotics, Porno DVDs and Illegal Booze.

(12/27/2010) As 2010 drew to close, officials from the Bali Attorney Generals office destroyed a cache of drugs captured in various drug busts over the past months. Among the drugs put to the the torch were a variety of psychotropic narcotics with an estimated street value of more than Rp. 10 billion (US$ 1.1 million).

Beritabali.com reports that the drugs were destroyed at the public landfill in the Suwung area of Denpasar. Witnessing the destruction of the contraband narcotics were representatives from the Attorney Generals office, the Bali police headquarters, Custom and Excise officials and related government agencies.

Listed among the inventory of "condemned drugs" were 84.37 grams of marijuana, 1.97 kilograms of heroin, 15.26 grams of hashish, 777 ecstasy tablets, 6.398 kilograms of methamphetamine and 9.997 tablets of other illicit drugs.

At the same ceremony, 4,065 bottles of illegal alcohol were destroyed with an estimated value in excess of Rp. 200 million (US$22,200). Tossed into the fires by officials were also 600 pornographic VCDs and 114 counterfeit Rp. 100,000 bills.

The items destroyed represented evidence presented in 93 separate criminal cases concluded before the Bali courts dating from July 2010.