Police Burn 3.3 Tonnes Of Cannabis And Get An Entire Town High
Indonesian police decided burn to a three-tonne pile of marijuana – and ‘accidentally’ got the residents of West Jakarta high as a kite in the process.
According to the Jakarta Post, the Palmerha police set fire to a 3.3-tonne heap of cannabis right outside their office, creating a giant cloud of smoke which quickly dispersed around the local area. We can’t deny that the head honcho who gave the go ahead for this method of destroying these drugs must have been, well, high.
After being engulfed by the fumes, residents reportedly had headaches and felt “dizzy”. We just wish we’d been there to witness the explanations, something along the lines of “No sir, you’re not ill, just a little bit high”. Absolute gold.
The police had anticipated the powerful plumes and protected themselves with gas masks (where’s the fun in that?!), before setting fire to the pile of drugs, without thinking to warn the locals. A surprise weed attack.
“I got a headache because I wasn’t wearing a mask,” one resident said. Yeah a ‘headache’, that old chestnut.
Other passers-by said that the smell of marijuana in the area was “too strong” and overwhelmingly “tangy”.
Several high level officials from the West Jakarta municipality were present when the pile was set on fire.
The weed haul was destroyed along with 1.8 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine and 2,538 ecstasy pills.