Friday, July 4, 2008

Up In Smoke

Last Thursday , the Libyan police burned drugs that were confiscated in drug crack downs across the country recently . They were taken to the beach in Tajoura and burned in the open air on the beach . A large crowd that had gathered to watch cheered as the drugs went up in flames .

One eye wittiness report said a local chicken was seen later staggering around from being intoxicated by the smoke in the air . I wonder was there a run on munches in the surrounding neighborhood stores since there was a slight northern breeze off the sea moving the smoke southwards over nearby residential homes .

This is a positive step in the right direction for the war on drugs here in Libya . Hope this continues and that maybe this will also lead to the establishment of free drug rehab clinics to help the addict over come this terrible plague that has contributed to the death of many here from HIV/ AIDES and assorted hepatitis's .


ibeebarbie said...

Salam On the Edge,

Funny that they crowd was aloud to be anywhere near the scene---just for the reason you mention (getting high from the smoke). Too bad they couldn't some how take it out really far on the water and burn it. By the way, I'm laughing so hard at the picture you posted. One of these days I hope to meet you because you have to be one of the neatest people posting. :o)

on the edge said...

Thanks for the compliment !!! I would love to meet you and Amira too one day , inshallah ! I thought it was weird that they allowed people to stand around and have a " high " too . I asked Moe why they didn't take this out to the dessert to burn and he didn't have a answer .The next morning it was still in the air , the smoke that is .

Serena said...

A positive step which is very encouraging.

a_akak said...

I am always happy to hear that the authorities have confiscated drugs but the question is who is responsible for importing these huge amounts?

Now that is the Question

Fe Aman Allah