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Guatemalan treasury agents raided a vast opium poppy plantation, arrested five men and destroyed more than $3 million worth of opium plants, the chief of the treasury police announced. Col. Marco Antonio Castellanos said the plantation was discovered near Sumpango about 15 miles west of Guatemala City. Castellanos said his agents "found over 260,000 plants which were to be harvested within the next couple of months to produce opium and heroin." The suspects, three Guatemalans and two Mexicans, are being held for trial.

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