Manipur: Security Forces Destroy Poppy Plantation

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  • Police informed that the security forces have destroyed illegal poppy plantation in the catchment areas of the Lava river in Manipur’s Churachandpur district today.
  • combined team of security forces which comprised of Manipur Police, Assam Rifles and Narcotic officials launched an operation and destroyed the illegal poppy plant plantation

Police informed that the security forces have destroyed illegal poppy plantation in the catchment areas of the Lava river in Manipur’s Churachandpur district today.

The police reports say that the combined team of security forces which comprised of Manipur Police, Assam Rifles and Narcotic officials launched an operation and destroyed the illegal poppy plant plantation in about 30 acres of land near Teisen village. The information was given by the Additional Superintendent of Police (Operations) of Churachandpur Binod Ranja over the phone.

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What is Poppy Plantation?

The strife-torn Manipur has witnessed massive cultivation of opium crops and ganja despite unrelenting efforts extended by government agencies, anti-drug law enforcing agencies and civil bodies to combat the narcotics trade. Illicit poppy cultivation is found in Ukhrul, Imphal East, Kangpokpi, Churachandpur and Chandel districts.

Since January 4 of the year 2017, the state narcotics department has destroyed over 4460 kg of opium worth over Rs 17 crore. And the government is determined to destroy the cultivation of the crops in the year 2018 as well.

It must be noted that the crude products of poppy which is grown in the state of Manipur, are smuggled out into the notorious Golden Triangle, one of Asia’s two major illicit heroin and opium-producing areas, through the porous India-Myanmar border that stretches for 380 km in the state. Construction of the 10-km border fence taken up by India along Moreh sector has been stopped after Myanmar troops reportedly encroached on a large chunk of land in India’s territory.

(News Input from TOI)

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Hey Narcotic group, manipur police,etc .

You did a very big mistake ,you clear this poopy plant ,you got many curse,evan from God.listan you do this not because you want manipur to be in peace but you do just to get somr money from government, its so visual. you let you people cry ,child,woman.were this is there yearly income .they dont gave ajob from manipur govt.they dnt evan get any offers from central govt because like you people corupted.this is there hope for life....but now Seee.....what you do....!dnt you evn hve sympathy...
If you want to destroy you have to stop them bofore they start planting....
Doing in time of hervest is so funny.
Eg .think.if someone corupt or hijack your salary ...what will you feel.your family will be in great trouble right.so now many family's u have kill..
You brcome murderer..
You become shit.
I dnt appreciate it.become your fucking motive is not rigth.