According to Interior Minister Jose Elice, 30.155 tons were incinerated. Local media later reported the number of drugs destroyed to be just over 33 tons.
More than 70% of the confiscated drugs was made up of cocaine. Other drugs included marijuana, opium and ecstasy.
75% of Peru's cocaine is produced in a region called Valle de los Rios Apurimac, Ene y Mantaro (VRAEM), a lawless mountainous region.