Ukhrul: District Administration of Ukhrul, Ukhrul Police, Ukhrul Forest Department, 6th Manipur Rifles and 35 Assam Rifles carried out destruction of poppy cultivation at the Khamasom Hill Range, Ukhrul on Wednesday.
Around 15 hectares of illicit poppy fields were destroyed along with huts by the joint team.
SP of Ukhrul, Ningshem Vashum informed “around 113 additional police personnel from Imphal was also deployed during the operation that kickstarted on Tuesday and will continue for 3 days at the Khamasom Hill Range, Ukhrul District near Indo-Myanmar border. About 200 personnel are being deployed at the Khamasom Hill Range and the same exercise will continue till tomorrow.”
Due to the rough terrain, the joint team are facing many problems in carrying out destruction of poppy cultivation at Ukhrul and Kamjong Districts.