Close on the heels of formation of state level committees to combat the drug menace in Manipur, a combined team of Imphal East district police and Narcotic Affairs and Border (NAB) destroyed more than five acres of poppy plantation worth around INR 25 lakh at Chanung Khunjing hill range under Sagolmang police station in Manipur.
Sources said, the combined team carried out the operation as a part of the massive drive against poppy cultivation at different districts in the last few days.
Similar operations were also held at the hilly terrain near Sangkhai village of Ukhrul district recently. A team of Kangpokpi district police and NAB also destroyed large tracts of poppy plantations at Thangjing village hill range under Saikul sub division.
Meanwhile Churachandpur district police raided various shops and godowns that are suspected of dealing with illegal tobacco products within the district headquarters on Monday and seized the large quantity of banned tobacco products worth Rs 4 lakhs besides arresting seven persons.
The seized tobacco products included 905 Sadar, Baba 120, Baba Black, Sajan Tobacco, Balkimi tobacco, Rally Khaini tobacco, Nerula Tobacco and others.