17 Sep '11, 11am

Thailand burns $99.3 million of drugs, mostly methamphetamine

Thailand burns $99.3 million of drugs, mostly methamphetamine

Thai narcotics officials put bags of methamphetamine pills into a bin during the 40th Destruction of Confiscated Narcotics ceremony in Ayutthaya province, nearly 80 km (50 miles) north of Bangkok, September 17, 2011. About 821kg (1,810 lbs) of drugs, including methamphetamines, marijuana, heroin and opium, worth more than $132 million, were destroyed as the Thai government began its anti-drug campaign, according to the Thai Ministry of Public Health. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand incinerated about US$80 million (S$99.3 million) worth of drugs, mainly methamphetamine, from over 130,000 seizures across the country as officials warned there were an increasing number of very young users. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra presided over the drugs burning ceremony at an industrial estate in Ayutthaya, near Bangkok that destroyed 821kg (nearly a ton) of drugs, includ...

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