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Destroying tons of drugs in Panama City

Carlos Jasso / Reuters

A member of the National Police stand guards during the incineration of illegal drugs in Panama City on Nov. 23.

Carlos Jasso / Reuters

Anti-narcotics police officers destroy confiscated drugs before incinerating the them in Panama City on Nov. 23.

Arnulfo Franco / AP

An anti-narcotics agent slashes open seized packages of narcotics with a machete during a drug destruction operation before the media in Panama City on Nov. 23.

Panama's anti-narcotics police destroyed thousands of pounds of cocaine, marijuana and heroin today seized as part of various police operations around the country. AP reports that Panama police say more than 10 tons of illegal drugs have been burned within the last four months.