Today, there was no convoy of speeding police vehicles carrying loads of drugs to their location out west to be destroyed. This time, for the first time, upwards of 100 kilos of illegal items went up in flames on La Isla Bonita. It was an above ground burning on San Pedro - an island town known for the easy access and availability of drugs. The press office spoke with Supt. Chris Noble from the Coastal Executive Unit of the Police Department about today's drug destruction.

Supt. Christopher Noble, Coastal Executive Officer
"First and foremost, it's the first ever being done on the island and it is something that whilst it's the first, it will definitely not be the last or logistical arrangements were made based on what has been in our exhibit room. Applications were made, and accepted and we are here today to get rid of, so to speak, what are concluded cases that were cases before the court and what is property that has been found and has been lingering over a period of time."

Reporter
"You said over a period of time, would you be able to share what period of time it is?"

Supt. Christopher Noble
"Those vary, anywhere from 6 months to a couple of years."

Reporter
"5 years, is that correct?"

Supt. Christopher Noble
"A couple years. It's always an issue with drugs, it's across the country, and it's across the world. It's not unique to San Pedro. It's just an issue that people do have it, people do use it. There is availability of it, so it will be there and it is for the police to look at how best we can intercept, arrest, convict and now destroy."

Noble says hopefully the next time it is done in San Pedro, the destruction can be done in an incinerator.

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