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More than 19 tons of narcotics from 11 states burned

Tijuana, Baja California — More than 19 tons of seized drugs from 11 states around Mexico have been incinerated across the country in March, reports the FGR.

La Fiscalía General de la Republica (FGR) says they, along with la Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional (SEDENA), disposed of more than 19.5 tons of various drugs as part of the National Strategy for the Destruction of Narcotic Drugs.

They say the drugs burned included everything from psychotropic pills to heroin, adding that of the drugs destroyed, 16.9 tons was marijuana, 954 kilos of cocaine, 1.6 kilos of methamphetamine, 15 kilos of opium, five kilos of heroin and 70,583 units of psychotropic pills.

The incineration, which is related to 579 investigations, was carried out in the states of Baja California, Jalisco, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Sonora, Nayarit, Baja California Sur, Estado de México, Michoacán and Guanajuato.

The incinerations were carried out in various state facilities that were monitored by a representative of the Internal Control Body of the FGR.