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Poppy destruction drive continues
Source: The Sangai Express / Mungchan Zimik

Ukhrul, January 21 2024: As a part of the Government's "War on Drugs", a combined team of security forces led by Addl Superintendent of Police Ringthing Hongchui and SDPO Hopkinson Chiphang destroyed around 15 acres of illegal poppy plantations in Sinakeithei village under LM Block, Ukhrul district on Saturday.

The combined team of Ukhrul police, NAB, Forest Department and volunteers of Hunphun village including Khamatek green lovers of Ukhrul were involved in the poppy destruction drives carried out in three different areas of Sinakeithei village under Litan PS.

During the destruction drives, the combined team burnt five makeshift huts including tools used by poppy cultivators.

Addl SP Ukhrul, Hong-chui stated that the poppy destruction drive will continue before the harvest season ends.

The drive aims at eliminating poppy cultivated in the hills ranges of Ukhrul.

The objective is to make Ukhrul free of poppy and all illegal drugs, Hongchui said.

He added that the villagers and many youth volunteers have come forward to help the police destroy poppy plantations.

Over 100 security personnel and volunteers took part in the destruction drive.


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