2,674 acres of poppy plantation destroyed in Manipur hill districts in January

A combined team of Manipur police destroyed around 40 acres of poppy plants at Tolhang hill range under the jurisdiction of Machi police station on Monday.


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A total of about 2,674 acres of illegal poppy plantation in various hill districts of Manipur have been destroyed in the current year, Manipur Police said.

On Monday, a combined team of Manipur police destroyed around 40 acres of poppy plants at Tolhang hill range under the jurisdiction of Machi police station as a part of a series of drives conducted against destruction of illegal poppy plantations.

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The combined team comprised of district police and district commando, Tengnoupal; Narcotics and affairs of Border (NAB), Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), 3rd Indian Reserve Battalion and 2nd Manipur Rifles. 

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The team was led by superintendent of police, Tengnoupal district and NAB, Th Vikramjit and Watham Basu.

The team was also assisted by additional superintendent of police, NAB  RK Saklemba; officer-in-charge, Tengnoupal district police John Lamkang; OC Machi police station, DK Angrung including OC NAB Bobby.

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First Published:Feb. 2, 2021, 12:22 a.m.

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