NT$800 million-worth of narcotics incinerated

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/05
By: Tsai Pei-chi and Maubo Chang

Taipei, April 5 (CNA) The Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Justice 2015050500391burned 120 kilograms of various narcotics Tuesday, with a market value of more than NT$800 million (US$26.07 million).

In an annual narcotics-burning ceremony held at the Muzha Incineration Plant, Justice Minister Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪), accompanied by Wang Chung-yi (汪忠一), chief of the Investigation Bureau, and Liou Ming-lone (劉銘龍), chief of the Environmental Protection Department of the Taipei city government, reviewed 4,534 bags of marijuana, heroin and cocaine confiscated by the courts in different cases, and ordered their destruction.

The narcotics were then dumped into an incinerator and burned to ashes in two hours.     [FULL  STORY]

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