BOSHE, China, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Police in southeast China said they raided 77 methamphetamine labs, seized 3 tons of meth and arrested 182 people in a village in Guangdong province.
The raids were conducted Sunday, officials said in a New York Times report.
Some local officials were also arrested for protecting drug labs in the village of Boshe, which is considered the center of drug production in the region.
More than 20 percent of the 1,700 households in the village worked to produce methamphetamine and other drugs, officials said.
Drug ring members were guarding the labs with AK-47s but no shots were fired during the raids, police said.