Mexican soldier destroys poppy plantation
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Mexico targets heroine poppy plantations

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.

  • 16 Nov 2011