Nagaland: Poppy straw storage facility busted in Dimapur

17 bags of poppy straw weighing 459 kg were recovered from the godown at 7th mile area, Dimapur.


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A combined team of the Nagaland Narcotic Cell Sleuths and Assam Police on Saturday busted a poppy straw storage facility in Dimapur.

The team recovered 17 bags of poppy straw weighing 459 kg from the godown at 7th mile area, Dimapur, police said.

"Nagaland Narcotic Cell Sleuths and Assam Police jointly busted a storage facility in 7th mile area, Dimapur. 17 bags of Poppy Straw weighing 459 kg were recovered from the godown of the Narco distributors," the Nagaland police tweeted.

The team busted the storage facility after 24.86 quintals of poppy straw priced at 2.5 crore in the market were seized in Karbi Anglong district in Assam earlier in the day, DGP Assam Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta said in a tweet, while congratulating the team for the successful operation.

"17 bags of Poppy Straw weighing 459 kg were recovered from the godown of the Narco distributors. Welldone DIG, SP and team of @karbianglongpol , Thanks  #NagalandPolice for this first of its kind coordinated successful operation," the DGP tweeted.

First Published:June 26, 2021, 5:23 p.m.

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