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Three tons of meth seized in southern China

Friday, January 03, 2014 - 00:51

Jan. 3 - Police raid a village in southern China, seizing three tonnes of crystal meth and arresting 182 suspects, state media reports. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Police seized three tonnes of crystal meth and made 182 arrests in a recent crackdown on drugs in a village in southern China's Guangdong province, state media reported on Friday (January 3). The operation involved 109 raids within two months by more than 3,000 personnel from the provincial paramilitary forces and police in four cities, the official Xinhua news agency reported. One of the biggest raids was on Boshe village of Lufeng city, which is notoriously known for drug production and has been providing one third of cyrstal meth consumed in China over the past three years, it added. A total of 182 suspects from 18 drug production and trafficking rings were arrested during the raids on the village and another 23 tonnes of raw materials for drug production were also recovered, Xinhua said. Police said more than one-fifth of local households were either directly involved or had a stake in drug production and trafficking rings. Boshe village has a population of 14,000. The police did not release the value of the seized drugs, which are estimated to be worth millions of dollars.

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Three tons of meth seized in southern China

Friday, January 03, 2014 - 00:51