Bihar: Opium plantation in 25 acres destroyed

Last Updated: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 19:42

Patna: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)
destroyed opium plantation in over 25 acres in six districts
of Bihar during 2010-11, a senior official said on Sunday.

Acting on satellite mapping on illegal opium farming in 13
districts of Bihar and Jharkhand, NCB team conducted raids in
six districts of Bihar and destroyed contraband plantation
there, NCB Joint Director (Bihar/Jharkhand), PK Ghosh said
here.

The districts where the plantation was destroyed in Bihar
are Kishanganj, Gaya, Aurangabad, Jamui, Nawada and Katihar,
he said at a function on the occasion of the `International
Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.`

The NCB teams also carried out raids in Latehar,
Hazaribagh, Chatra, Khunti, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Ranchi and
another district in Jharkhand and destroyed opium plantation,
Ghosh said.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 19:42

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