Two Held For Cultivating Opium Poppy

By | January 17, 2020

Two persons were arrested late Wednesday evening for their alleged involvement in cultivating opium poppy and cannabis in four villages in West Bengal’s Coochbehar district, a senior officer of the city zonal unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said.

Two persons were arrested late Wednesday evening for their alleged involvement in cultivating opium poppy and cannabis in four villages in West Bengal’s Coochbehar district, a senior officer of the city zonal unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said. The two were arrested during the NCB’s destruction drive of illegal cultivation of opium poppy and cannabis in the villages of Doibhangi, Uttar Doibhangi, Balashi and Kurapata, a senior officer said.

Acting on a tip-off, NCB’s Kolkata unit sleuths carried out a destruction drive of illicit opium poppy and cannabis cultivation jointly with the SSB, the West Bengal Excise department and the state police, he said. More