Peru Police Destroy Record-Breaking 66,000 Pounds of Illegal Drugs

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  • Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Peru Police Destroy Record-Breaking 66,000 Pounds of Illegal Drugs” – below is their description.

    The Peruvian government destroyed 30 tonnes of drugs seized from drug traffickers, the largest quantity ever recorded in the country’s history.

    The activity included the destruction of cocaine paste, cocaine hydrochloride, marijuana, as well as opium latex, in addition to other smaller drugs, such as amphetamine derivatives, ecstasy and psilocybin.

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    Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art. 

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