How do you dispose of tons of illegal drugs after one of the largest busts ever? You shouldn’t burn it.
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the anti-narcotics police in Panama did. They took down a massive drug operation that was moving 26 tons of the stuff destined for the US. Then, they took it near a river and set the drugs on fire. We’re talking 24.3 tons of cocaine and 1.8 tons of weed.
Needless to say, the fumes are toxic. A huge plume of dark black smoke rose from the ground as police wore protective clothing to prevent contact with the drugs.