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Haitian authorities burn 4.5 tons worth of drugs

August 29, 2014

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Authorities in Haiti have destroyed nearly 10,000 pounds (4,500 kilograms) of marijuana and 57 kilograms (126 pounds) of cocaine seized in the past two years.

The government said in a statement Friday that the drugs were burned in the community of Ganthier east of the capital of Port-au-Prince.

Officials said the majority of the marijuana had been seized in Haiti’s southern region.

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