Mexico’s marines destroy drugs including 4.7 tonnes of cocaine, and 468kg of marijuana in Acapulco in September. Photo: EPA

Mexico defence chief says legalising opium is ‘way out’ of drug-gang violence

General Salvador Cienfuegos says legalisation is ‘already on the table’ and can contain fights over poppy fields and trafficking routes in the country’s southwest

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Mexico’s marines destroy drugs including 4.7 tonnes of cocaine, and 468kg of marijuana in Acapulco in September. Photo: EPA
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