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Forty hectares of marijuana

<p>Soldiers stand guard while students walk, during a military operation at Tequila, in Jalisco September 27, 2012. According to military authorities, Mexican troops found 40 hectares of marijuana planted between maize and agave as well as a house used for processing drugs. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

Soldiers stand guard while students walk, during a military operation at Tequila, in Jalisco September 27, 2012. According to military authorities, Mexican troops found 40 hectares of marijuana planted between maize and agave as well as a house used...more

Soldiers stand guard while students walk, during a military operation at Tequila, in Jalisco September 27, 2012. According to military authorities, Mexican troops found 40 hectares of marijuana planted between maize and agave as well as a house used for processing drugs. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier stands guard in front of a marijuana plantation during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.  REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier stands guard in front of a marijuana plantation during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier stands guard in front of a marijuana plantation during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>Soldiers inspect a house during a military operation at Tequila in state of Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

Soldiers inspect a house during a military operation at Tequila in state of Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

Soldiers inspect a house during a military operation at Tequila in state of Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>Soldiers inspect a house during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

Soldiers inspect a house during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

Soldiers inspect a house during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier is seen destroying marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier is seen destroying marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier is seen destroying marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier carries marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.  REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier carries marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier carries marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.    REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>Soldiers destroy marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

Soldiers destroy marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

Soldiers destroy marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.  REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>Soldiers destroy artisanal elements used for drug processing during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

Soldiers destroy artisanal elements used for drug processing during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

Soldiers destroy artisanal elements used for drug processing during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier destroys artisanal elements used for drug processing during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier destroys artisanal elements used for drug processing during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier destroys artisanal elements used for drug processing during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A military vehicle transports marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in state of Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A military vehicle transports marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in state of Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A military vehicle transports marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in state of Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.  REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier throws a bundle of marijuana into a bonfire during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier carries marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier carries marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier carries marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>Soldiers inspect a marijuana plantation during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

Soldiers inspect a marijuana plantation during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

Soldiers inspect a marijuana plantation during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A soldier destroys marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A soldier destroys marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A soldier destroys marijuana plants during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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<p>A marijuana plant is seen during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta</p>

A marijuana plant is seen during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

A marijuana plant is seen during a military operation at Tequila in Jalisco September 27, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta

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