|Guangdong police dispatch helicopters to root out drug production and trafficking in Boshe village during the raids.(Photo/ Rong Chuwen)|
Police in south China's Guangdong Province announced Thursday that they had seized three tons of crystal meth during raids on a village notorious for drugs on Sunday.
To root out drug production and trafficking in Boshe village in the city of Lufeng, provincial paramilitary forces and police in four cities launched 109 raids with the help of helicopters and border speedboats, the provincial public security bureau said in a statement.
A total of 182 suspects from 18 drug production and trafficking rings were arrested in and outside the village and another 23 tons of raw materials for drug production were seized.
Guangdong police have detained 10,836 suspected drug traffickers and seized 8.1 tons of drugs since it launched the "Thunder Operations" against drug crimes on July 30, 2013.