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met recently in London to prepare for the forthcoming in.

ternational Conference on the limitation of dangerous drugs. It is proposed to allocate to each of the manufacturing countries (few in number) a maximum quantity of the derivatives of opium and cocaine which they may produce. Some alarming data with regard to the drug traffic in Turkey were supplied by the Turkish delegation. Constantinople is apparently the centre of the mischief which still goes on, and the long sea-coast of Turkey makes it difficult for her to exercise control. The latest, case of smuggling was the seizure on board a ship about to leave Constantinople of fifteen sacks of walnuts found to contain opium.

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