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Mexico targets heroine poppy plantations

16 November 2011 Last updated at 21:26 GMT

Drug gangs in Mexico are moving deeper into rural areas to expand the production of heroin producing poppy crops.

It comes as police and army resources are over-stretched tackling problems in urban areas.

Recent estimates suggest Mexico is the second largest opium producer in the world, behind Afghanistan.

An American report says opium production has grown six-fold in four years.

Eric Camara reports.