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May 11, 2017

Mexico’s poppy war

Mexico’s poppy war

Poppy plant are used to make opium and heroin and the Mexican army is fighting a surge in violence for control of poppy country against gangs that have engulfed the state of Guerrero in a war to control poppy fields.

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A soldier touches a poppy plant used to make heroin during an operation of destruction in Culiacan in state of Sinaloa STRINGER/REUTERS

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A soldier shows a poppy bulb with resin during a military operation in Culiacan in the state of Sinaloa STRINGER/REUTERS

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Poppy plants used to make heroin are seen at a clandestine plantation during a military operation in Culiacan in the state of Sinaloa STRINGER/REUTERS

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A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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A soldier shows the lancing of a poppy bulb to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Soldiers destroy poppy plants during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catatlan in Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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A soldier walks among poppy plants are seen in a field before the field is destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Soldiers destroy poppy plants during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catatlan in Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Soldier walk in an area where poppy plants are being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Soldiers guard an area where poppy plants are being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Soldiers sit atop a military vehicle as they arrive for an operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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A soldier holds poppy plants after a poppy field was destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan in Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Poppy plants are seen in a field before being destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Soldiers destroy poppies during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catatlan in Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Soldiers stand guard as they destroy poppies during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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A soldier walks among poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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A soldier holds a lanced poppy bulb to show how to extract the sap, which is used to make opium, during a military operation to destroy a poppy field in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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A soldier stands guard beside poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Poppy plants are seen in a field before they are destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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Colonel Isaac Aaron Jesus Garcia speaks to Reuters next to poppy plants before a poppy field is destroyed during a military operation in the municipality of Coyuca de Catalan, Mexico HENRY ROMERO/REUTERS

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