Indonesian police accidentally intoxicated the population of an entire town by burning 1,100 pounds of marijuana in Tangerang, 15.5 miles west of Jakarta. The amount added up to almost $1 million.
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Apparently the officials never viewed the episode of The Simpsons in which the Springfield police did the same thing. The cops wore masks, but the civilians were left unprotected.
“I got a headache because I wasn’t wearing a mask,” said Deden, a resident.
The police also destroyed crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy pills, and heroin. Tangerang police chief Sr. Cmr. Riad told The Jakarta Post the police seized over 1,100 pounds of marijuana in south Tangerang on February 2. Airport customs seized the heroin from smugglers.