• Short Summary

    Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan personally supervised the burning on Tuesday (18 April) of about 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of hashish seized by police a month ago.

  • Description

    Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan personally supervised the burning on Tuesday (18 April) of about 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of hashish seized by police a month ago. The burning of the drug, which a public security spokesman in Amman estimated to be worth 500,000 Dinars (580,000 Pounds Sterling), took place at the Jordanian Cement Company plant in a suburb of the capital.

    Prime Minister Ahmed Al-Lawzi and other high-ranking Jordanian officials were also present during the burning.

    The public security spokesman said the drugs were seized near Jordan's northern border ad several suspects have been detained for questioning. He told reporters that police were still seeking other people in connection with the case.

    SYNOPSIS: A very special convoy entered the grounds of the Jordanian Cement Company plant in an Amman suburb on Tuesday. Security forces were carrying about 660 pounds of hashish which was to be burned under the personal supervision of Crown Prince Hassan of Jordan. Prime Minister Ahmed Al-Lawzi and other high-ranking Jordanian officials were also present when the drugs were burned. The hashish was seized by police about a month ago.

    A public security spokesman said the drugs were valued at about 580,000 Pounds Sterling. The spokesman told reporters that the drugs had been seized near Jordan's northern border and several suspects had been detained for questioning. As Crown Prince Hassan looked on, the drugs were unpacked before being thrown into the waiting furnace.

    The security spokesman also said that police were still seeking other people in connection with the case.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LOM4T7ZDQMGABS0VNV5SDXUS
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LOM4T7ZDQMGABS0VNV5SDXUS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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