Drug-smuggling suspects paraded as contraband is destroyed

Suspected drug smugglers being brought out to the media as personnel from Indonesia's anti-narcotics agency burned some 515kg of confiscated marijuana at a public ceremony in Banda Aceh yesterday. DPA news agency reported that hundreds of people watc
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Suspected drug smugglers being brought out to the media as personnel from Indonesia's anti-narcotics agency burned some 515kg of confiscated marijuana at a public ceremony in Banda Aceh yesterday. DPA news agency reported that hundreds of people watched the destruction of the contraband, which was seized from a local drug ring a month ago. Aceh is known as the main source of cannabis in Indonesia.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 29, 2019, with the headline 'Drug-smuggling suspects paraded as contraband is destroyed'. Print Edition | Subscribe