Cocaine Worth $91 Million Destroyed in El Salvador, Police Say

El Salvador’s Anti-Narcotics Division seized and destroyed 5,048 pounds (2,290 kg) of cocaine worth $91 million in Changallo on Thursday, September 1, according to President Nayib Bukele.

The National Civil Police of El Salvador said that the drugs were seized from seven foreigners.

Video posted on Thursday by the PNC El Salvador, which they said was filmed in Changallo, shows authorities setting packages of cocaine on fire.

The police said the cocaine was burned as a part of the fight against the illegal drug-trafficking system in the country. Credit: PNC El Salvador via Storyful

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