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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

    Reuters

    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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