Police destroy 2 hectares illegal poppy cultivation

By A O News Service

ITANAGAR, Jan 29: A team led by Miao SDPO Tasi Darang, ADC Tage Rumi, police station OC inspector Ege Ete, SI Janu Aran along with police, IRBn and CRPF personnel destroyed Illegal poppy cultivation in around two hectares inside jungle area between Old Champu and Panyak villages under Nampai -II circle of Miao sub-division of Changlang district on Tuesday.

The team was formed on receiving inputs about such illegal cultivation by SP J K Lego who formed the team, the SDPO informed this daily.

However, he lamented that many NDPS cases were registered in various police station of the sub-division. But, brown sugar, opium selling and illegal drugs peddling incidents are rising in Miao sub-division area, which shares border with Myanmar. Dense jungle and porous border facilitates easy penetration of drug smugglers, he said, adding illegal drugs were reportedly smuggling from adjoining areas of Assam. However, the police have adopted zero tolerance against illegal drug related activities, particularly against illegal poppy cultivation under the vigilance of SP.

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