‘Operation Opium’ stepped up as over 250 ha of crops destructed in Lohit

‘Operation Opium’ stepped up as over 250 ha of crops destructed in Lohit

WAKRO, Feb 13: Taking the concerted drive against opium cultivation a step further, Lohit district administration along with Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) and police personnel destroyed over 250 hectares of opium cultivation today.

The drive was carried out in Wakro-Medo area.

Most of the illicit fields were grown in Turung Forest Reserve area and in deep pockets of the jungle. During the drive, the team comprising of SDO(S) K Karmakar, EAC Dakto Riba, PD DRDA cum magistrate Duyu Ribia, DSP Thutan Jamba, CO Une Pertin and CO Kenter Lendo met with some resistance from the locals. A govt tractor was damaged by hostile opium growers while the operation was going on.

However, the drive was successful overall due to proper coordination between the participating teams.

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