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Entire town gets high after police burn $1.1 million worth of drugs

By Mason White 12:17 PM March 31, 2015
Police burning the drugs 

By: Feng Qian
An entire town in Indonesia, felt the strong effect of drugs after police set a large amount of drugs on fire.

Residents of Tangerang, which is about 15 miles west of the capital Jakarta, reported suffering from headaches, dizziness and feeling high after inhaling the smoke given off by the fire.

Palmerah Police burned 3.3 tons of marijuana along with other drugs, which they confiscated earlier this month.

The drugs reportedly had a street value of $1 million.

Police chief Senior Commander Riad said that his officers seized the stash in Tangerang. Police officers wore masks to protect themselves from the fumes, but civilians were left unprotected. The smoke spread to homes in the surrounding area, leaving people feeling ill.

Officers also destroyed 1.8 kilograms of crystal meth and 2,538 ecstasy pills, which they had crushed in a blender.

The destruction of illicit drugs was overseen by several officials from the West Jakarta municipality.