The ever reliable Daily Telegraph reports

"A spokeswoman said the EPA had discovered Leppington's Forest Lawn Memorial Park was used to destroy drugs up to 10 times per year.

Forest Lawn spokesman Karl Wolfenden said both Green Valley and Liverpool police commands had used the facility to destroy illicit substances, such as cannabis, "for years" and the EPA investigation came as a surprise."

"Each time the burns have been conducted by police, not Forest Lawn staff, and there are several officers there to supervise," Mr Wolfenden said."We thought we were helping law enforcement and the community."

A police spokeswoman said the drugs were destroyed at the crematorium "based on advice that the location was an approved facility".