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Eight tonnes of narcotics were incinerated in Ayutthaya province on Thursday, International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, as authorities raised concern about rising substance use in Thailand. 

Officials prepare narcotics before incineration in Ayutthaya on Thursday. (Photo by Thiti Wannamontha)

The incineration took place at the Bang Pa-in Industrial Estate. About five tonnes of the narcotics was marijuana while the remainder was made up of a variety of illicit drugs. The market price of the destroyed illegal drugs was estimated at 8.87 billion baht.

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