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Watch Mexican Authorities Incinerate 20 Tons Of Seized Narcotics

Heroin, cocaine, meth, opium and marijuana all went up in flames.

Mexico has stepped up its war on drugs and sent 20 tons of illegal narcotics up in smoke.

Authorities in the border city of Tijuana, Baja California, incinerated the heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, opium and marijuana on Friday.

The Mexican attorney general published the footage that shows flames and a thick column of black smoke rising from the stacks of drug packages.

Nineteen tons of marijuana, 919 pounds of meth and 24 pounds of cocaine were among the drugs destroyed.
Nineteen tons of marijuana, 919 pounds of meth and 24 pounds of cocaine were among the drugs destroyed.

The controlled fire took place at the National Defense's 28 Infantry Battalion base, according to a statement on the Mexican attorney general's website.

More than 19 tons of marijuana was destroyed, as well as 919 pounds of meth, 24 pounds of cocaine, 15 pounds of heroin, 8 pounds of opium and 400 illegal prescription pills.

It comes after drug smugglers were caught this month trying to bring 2,493 pounds of marijuana wrapped to look like carrots across the U.S.-Mexico border at Pharr, Texas, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency said Wednesday.

In November, agents at the port also seized $1.7 million in marijuana and cocaine hidden in bags of fresh carrots and cucumbers.

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