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    China Arrests 60K in "Unprecedented" Drug Crackdown
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    Chinese police have arrested more than 60,000 people and seized more than 11 tons of drugs in a three-month nationwide crackdown, according to officials, NBC News reported. China's top anti-drug official said he had called on China's police officers to use "unprecedented strength" and "extraordinary measures" in the operation, according to a report Thursday in China's state-run newspaper Legal Daily. The "100-day campaign" from September to December was part of crime-fighting operations ahead of next month's Chinese Lunar New Year. The widespread arrests come after a Beijing court handed down a six-month prison sentence to Jaycee Chan, the son of Jackie Chan, for providing a venue to drug users. Jackie Chan is China's anti-drug ambassador.

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