Truckloads of marijuana confiscated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is headed to Arizona
to be burned. The DEA awarded Tucson Iron & & Metal with an agreement to ruin mass amounts of cannabis over a 6-month duration, Quartz reported. Tucson Iron & & Metal got the contract since their incinerator is among a couple of across the country “capable of processing at least 1000 pounds./ hr of bulk cannabis.”
The DEA’s contract solicitation DEA website states, “The stability of the destruction procedure shall be such that the product to be destroyed can not be redirected or retrieved when it is dedicated to destruction to a point where there are no noticeable levels, as determined by standard analytical techniques, of by-product from the damage procedure. DEA will inspect the incinerator to ensure no drug residue stays.”
Requirements for the incineration site likewise consist of:
High fencing blocking the view of the general public
Staff members need to undergo drug tests
Extensive background checks must be completed
The DEA will be on site and recording every single action of the destruction process.
U.S. Customs and Border Control is also looking for a business to incinerate confiscated cannabis in between 8- and 12-times every year. This job, nevertheless, will also include the incineration of drugs aside from marijuana, such as drug, heroin, opiates, methamphetamine and khat. The temperatures required to damage non-marijuana drugs are much greater– between 1,500 and 1,800 degrees.
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