Police in Loudi, Hunan burn 120kg of drugs in an epic ‘narcotics barbecue’ to commemorate the Humen Opium Destruction.
This marks the 175th anniversary of the Humen opium destruction where Lin Zexu, an official of the Qing Dynasty, ordered for 1,000 tons of smuggled opium to be set alight in Guangdong province.
The mass opium slaughter of 1839 marked China’s first battle against drugs.
Apparently over 5,000 people “from all walks of life” participated in this anti-drug campaign on Tuesday. The drugs being burned included heroin, ice, ecstasy, ketamine and marijuana.
Probably the only time someone’s “blazed” that many drugs without getting high (zing).
Drugs are currently becoming an epidemic throughout China with meth replacing heroin as the narcotic of choice.