Combined force destroys 20 acres of poppy plantation

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Imphal: Following the announcement of the War on Drugs campaign, for a drug free society, by the N. Biren Singh led government, the anti-drug movement in the state has been taken up on a war footing.

As part of the government’s initiative, a combined force of Narcotics and Affairs of Border, Kangpokpi District Police, forest department, 22 Assam Rifles Motbung Post conducted a poppy plantation destruction drive along the Charkot Hill Range at Lamlan, Kangpokpi District on Wednesday.

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A huge number of personnel of the combined team are engaged in destruction of poppy plantation in the area, DSP, Saparmeina L.Sheimang Khongsai said.

The drive is a continued effort as part of the War on Drugs initiative, he added.

He said for the day, the team was destroying poppy at three locations along the said range and by the end of the day, the team would have destroyed around 20 acres of poppy plantation.

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FIR has also been lodged in connection with the plantation of poppy. A government press release said on Thursday.

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