Peruvian authorities capped off their sixth major drug bust of the year by burning two tonnes of cocaine on 14 October. The latest public incineration included two tonnes (2.2 tons) of drugs, mostly cocaine, that was seized on 11 September.
Jorge Flores Goicochea, a vice minister at Peru's Interior Ministry, announced the contents of the drug after testing. "Today, we are burning two tonnes and 200 kg (485 pounds) essentially of cocaine clorohydrate, cocaine paste and marijuana, making the annual total 20 tonnes (22 tons) already burned in what has been our sixth anti-drug operation this year," he said.
Peru is currently the world's top cocaine producer, with the UN and US government saying that the country has renewed its focus recently to eradicate the drug trade.