NAB destroys poppy plants

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IMPHAL, Jan 30: The Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB), Manipur under the supervision of SP/NAB, Manipur in co-ordination with NCB, Imphal sub-zone and Imphal East district police organised a special operation during which illicit poppy cultivation at Nongmaiching/ Baruni hill range was destroyed on January 29, 2014.

According to a statement of the SP/NAB, Manipur and PRO, Police Department, during the said operation, 17 acres of poppy cultivation areas containing more than 17 lakh poppy plants were destroyed.

It said the special operation resulted in destruction of poppy plants on the eve of their harvesting thereby preventing extraction of large quantity of opium, which is later processed to convert into heroin, a narcotic drug under NDPS Act, 1985.

In this regard, 2(two) separate cases have been registered at NAB/PS and investigation is going on, said the statement.

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