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A view of an overcrowded prison cell where inmates take turns to sleep on any available spaces at Quezon City Jail, one of the country's most congested jails, Quezon City, Philippines, 17 October 2016. Following the intensified drive of President Rodrigo Duterte's war against criminality, arrested drug suspects are jockeying for space inside jampacked prison cells. Quezon City Jail is designed to hold only 800 inmates but it is now packed with nearly 4,000. Duterte on his speach before his state visit to Beijing expressed gratitude to China for helping the Philippines on building rehabilitation facilities for drug addicts.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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A view of an overcrowded prison cell where inmates take turns to sleep on any available spaces at Quezon City Jail, one of the country’s most congested jails, Quezon City, Philippines. Following the intensified drive of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against criminality, arrested drug suspects are jockeying for space inside the prison cells. Photo Francis R Malasig/EPA

Armed security forces take a part in a drug raid, in Manila, Philippines,

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Armed security forces take a part in a drug raid, in Manila, Philippines. Photo Damir Sagolj/Reuters 

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An alleged drug user is arrested during a police operation against illegal drugs at a slum area in Manila, Philippines. According to reports, three people were killed by the police during the operation, a couple of days after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out in response to EU and US criticism of the anti-drug campaign launched by his government. Since Duterte took office on June 30, more than 3,500 people have been killed in military operations and extrajudicial executions carried out as part of the anti-drug campaign, according to reports. Photo Mark R.Cristino/EPA

olicemen inspect the body of a man, with tape wrapped around his head and feet, who police said was a victim of drug related vigilante execution in Manila, Philippines September 21, 2016. The cardboard found near his body reads: "Kage Lao, drug lord from Mindanao. You are next".

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Policemen inspect the body of a man, with tape wrapped around his head and feet, who police said was a victim of drug related vigilante execution in Manila, Philippines

A resident clears out the hash vending stalls in the Freetown Christiania neighborhood of Copenhagen,

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A resident clears out the hash vending stalls in the Freetown Christiania neighbourhood of Copenhagen 

An Afghan security officer walks past a pile of confiscated drugs being burned in ceremony in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Around 21 tons of opium, heroin, alcohol and hashish were set on fire, officials said. (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar)

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An Afghan security officer walks past a pile of confiscated drugs being burned in ceremony in Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan. Around 21 tons of opium, heroin, alcohol and hashish were set on fire, officials said 

Prohibited items confiscated during raid at New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa...epaselect epa05009936 A Filipino inmate is seen inside a jail following a raid at the national prison in Muntinlupa city, south of Manila, Philippines, 04 November 2015. Joint forces from the Bureau of Corrections, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the National Bureau of Investigation found rifles, pistols, knives, bullets, refrigerators, televisions, drug paraphernalia, and equipment for making liquor, power tools, and cellphones from inmates at the maximum security compound of the National 'New Bilibid' Prison when they conducted a raid, according to a news report.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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A Filipino inmate is seen inside a jail following a raid at the national prison in Muntinlupa city, Philippines. The National Bureau of Investigation found rifles, pistols, knives, bullets, refrigerators, televisions, and drug paraphernalia

.A female Afghan drug addict sits near a bridge inhabited by drug addicts in Kabul, Afghanistan June 1, 2015

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A female Afghan drug addict sits near a bridge inhabited by drug addicts in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday

In this March 18, 2015 photo, Patricia Sebastiao, 22, poses for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market, known as a ƬcracolandiaƮ or crackland, where users can buy crack, and smoke it in plain sight, day or night, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Patricia, who has a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, is pregnant with her third child. She said she is 6 or 7 months pregnant, but was not exactly sure. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Patricia Sebastiao, 22, sits for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market known as a crackland where users can buy crack cocaine in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Patricia, who has a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, is pregnant with her third child. She said she is 6 or 7 months pregnant, but was not exactly sure. 

 Colombian police officer carries a pack of marijuana seized in Cali...A Colombian police officer carries a pack of marijuana seized in Cali March 30, 2015. Colombian narcotics police seized 4.1 tons of marijuana from drug trafficking gangs in two houses in Corinto, Cauca, according to authorities. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A Colombian police officer carries a pack of marijuana seized by police. Narcotics police seized 4.1 tons of marijuana from drug trafficking gangs in two houses in Corinto, Cauca, Colombia

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard beside a burning pile of seized drugs during a ceremony to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the outskirts of Peshawar on June 26, 2014. Pakistan's war-torn neighbour Afghanistan is the world's largest producer of opium, the raw material for heroin. Efforts to cut production have failed in the 13 years since US-led forces toppled the Taliban regime there. More than 45 percent of Afghanistan's illicit opiates pass through Pakistan on their way to markets in Europe and Asia, according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime.

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A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard beside a burning pile of seized drugs during a ceremony to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on the outskirts of Peshawar on Thursday

Drug users gather beneath an overpass in an area known as 'Cracolandia', or Crackland, in the Antares shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to the Economist, recent studies have shown Brazil to be the world's largest crack market, with 1-1.2 million users.

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Drug users gather beneath an overpass in an area known as “Cracolandia”, or Crackland, in the Antares shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Incineration of some 100 tons of illicit drugs in Tehran...epa03760397 Iranian police are seen in front of a cloud of smoke rising from a pile of drugs set to fire during an incineration ceremony of some 100 tons of illicit drugs in an annual ritual in Tehran, Iran, 26 June 2013, aimed at preventing drug trafficking and drug use. The drugs, mainly opium and morphine, were set ablaze in front of Tehran police and judiciary officials as well as a number of foreign dignitaries and United Nations officials.  EPA/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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Iranian police on Wednesday stand in front of a cloud of smoke during an incineration ceremony of about 100 tons of illicit drugs, an annual ritual in Tehran aimed at preventing drug trafficking and drug use. The drugs, mainly opium and morphine, were set ablaze in front of police and judiciary officials as well as a number of foreign dignitaries and UN officials

Afghan farmers collect raw opium as they work in a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013. Opium poppy cultivation has been increasing for a third year in a row and is heading for a record high, the U.N. said in a report. Poppy cultivation is also dramatically increasing in areas of the southern Taliban heartland, the report showed, especially in regions where thousands of U.S.-led coalition troops have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing. The report indicates that whatever international efforts have been made to wean local farmers off the crop have failed.

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Afghan farmers collect raw opium as they work in a poppy field in Khogyani district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul in Afghanistan. Opium poppy cultivation has been increasing for a third year in a row and is heading for a record high, the UN said in a report. Poppy cultivation is also increasing in areas of the southern Taliban heartland, the report showed, especially in regions where thousands of US-led coalition troops have been withdrawn or are in the process of departing. The report indicates that whatever international efforts have been made to wean local farmers off the crop have failed.