Assam Rifles Destroys Opium Poppy Cultivation in Manipur

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Srikona Battalion of Headquarter 21 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles(East) destroyed large scale cultivation of Poppy plants at Longpi village Hill Ranges in Nungba Sub Division of Noney District in Manipur on 20 January 2023.

Based on the input about large scale plantation of Poppy plants in Hill Range of Longpi village, a joint Operation was launched by the Srikona Battalion of Assam Rifles alongwith Manipur police from Nungba Police Station and Noney Forest Department Officials.

The party destroyed approximately 80 thousand Opium Poppy plants which were planted in 1.25 acres of forest land worth approximately Rs 10lakhs of forest land at Longpi village Hill range in Nungba Sub division, under Noney District of Manipur. State Police is investigating further details.

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