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54 acres of poppy plants destroyed in Tengnoupal

Poppy plantation in Tengnoupal was destroyed as a part of the government's war on drugs.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 19 Jan 2021, 4:05 pm

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As a part of the destruction of illegal poppy plantation under state government’s ‘War on Drugs’ mission, a combined team of Manipur police destroyed around 54 acres of poppy plants at Molphai hill range under the jurisdiction of Machi Police Station, Tengnoupal district on Tuesday.

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The combined team was led by SP of Tengnoupal district, Th Vikramjit Singh, SP of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB), W Basu Singh and other officers including additional SP (Ops) of Tengnoupal district, Krishnatombi; additional SP of NAB, RK Saklemba and officer-in-charge of NAB, Machi Police Station and Tengnoupal Police Station.

The drive was also assisted by police personnel of 3rd Indian Reserve Battalion and 2nd Manipur Rifles.

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So far for the running crop year, Manipur Police has destroyed 1,804 acres of illegal poppy cultivation at various hill districts of Manipur.

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First published:19 Jan 2021, 4:05 pm

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war on drugsopiumcultivationPoppy

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