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    Cops Raid Chinese Meth Town

    Policemen arrest a suspect during a raid where three tonnes of crystal meth were seized at Boshe village, Lufeng, Guangdong province, December 29, 2013. According to Xinhua News Agency, Lufeng provided one-third of the crystal meth nationwide over the past three years. Police arrested 182 suspects for producing and trafficking drug during the action. Picture taken December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTX170GV


    Chinese police on Thursday seized about three tons of crystal meth, using 3,000 police helicopters, motorboats, and dogs to arrest 182 suspects and take down 77 production sites in a raid on a tiny village in Guangdong province. Amphetamine use in China has grown over the past five years, and the town, Boshe, is apparently the most notorious drug-manufacturing area. Three people were injured in the raid, but are said to be in good condition.

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