Poppy fields destroyed in Arunachal

Itanagar: A joint team of police and paramilitary Assam Rifles destroyed 15 acres of standing poppy cultivation in an area bordering Myanmar in Changland district of Arunachal Pradesh.

This operation was undertaken on March 30 by a joint team of 4 Assam Rifles, Arunachal Pradesh Police, Changlang district administration and officials of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Guwahati, official sources said today. Poppy cultivation in remote areas of Khimyong circle was discovered by the troops of 4 Assam Rifles during their regular patrolling, sources said.