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Police have confiscated 1,132.8 kg of stimulant drugs in the first six months of 1999, surpassing the 1-ton level for the first time in any year, the National Police Agency said Wednesday.

Large-scale busts in the first six months, such as one in Chiba that netted over 200 kg and one in Osaka that yielded a similar amount, helped push the figure past the previous yearly record of 650.8 kg set in 1996.

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