A Sight To Behold! See The Mountain Of Marijuana Discovered And Burnt Down By Police

On Thursday, a massive heap of marijuana which weighs a hefty 800 kilograms (1,760 pounds) was set ablaze as it went up in smoke. The banned substance was intercepted by the Indonesian police before it lit up the pungent contraband.

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Authorities in the Muslim-majority nation’s Aceh province took a match to the bricks of pot and also destroyed some 19 kilogrammes of methamphetamine, seized in raids this year.

Five drug suspects in bright-orange prison garb were paraded around the ceremony.

Aceh is a deeply conservative region at the tip of Sumatra island that publicly whips criminals for a range of offences including gambling, drinking alcohol, and having gay sex or relations outside of marriage.

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Indonesia also has some of the world’s strictest drug laws.

This month, five foreigners were arrested in Bali for drug trafficking, with a German and Peruvian possibly facing execution if convicted.

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**AFP

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