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  • Sunday ,26 September 2010

57 drug farms seized in Sinai

By-Egyptian Gazette

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Sunday ,26 September 2010

57 drug farms seized in Sinai

Cairo-Six drug barons have been arrested in North Sinai in a crackdown on crime rings and drug-producing areas , the police announced later Friday.

 The police said they confiscated close to two tonnes of drugs and destroyed more than two million poppy trees since they had launched a massive operation in central Sinai on Thursday.

     Troops also confiscated 57 farms used for drug cultivation, the police said, adding that they arrested six barons who are fugitives from justice.