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Pakistanis destroy seized liquor to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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Pakistani security officials gather as a steamroller prepares to crush seized bottles of liquor drugs during a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in Karachi on June 26, 2011. Pakistan has more than four million drug addicts in a population of 176 million, according to figures compiled by the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), which is responsible for investigating and prosecuting drug offences. Opium poppy is grown on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a region infamous for Taliban and Al-Qaeda-linked strongholds, and branded the most dangerous place in the world for Americans by US President Barack Obama.

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Pakistani soldiers destroy seized bottles of liquor during a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, in Karachi on June 26.