NCB uses satellite imagery to detect illegal poppy cultivation
Kolkata: Satellite imagery has been used to
identify illicit poppy cultivation in West Bengal, Narcotics
Control Bureau (NCB) officials said here on Friday.
Nearly 2,100 acre of illegal poppy cultivation, detected
by satellite imagery, have been destroyed by NCB in Birbhum,
Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia districts, they said.
Kolkata, Asansol and Raniganj are the main drug consuming
centres in the state. Opium extracted from illicit cultivation
in West Bengal is converted to crude heroin in Murshidabad
district, the officials said.
There has also been rise in trafficking of the contraband
from areas like Bongaon in North 24 Parganas, besides Lalgola
and Plassey, they said.
Meanwhile, speaking on the occasion of `International Day
against Drug Abuse and Trafficking` today, NCB Zonal Director
K Shankar said a narcotics scanner would be set up at N S C B
International Airport in the metropolis to put a curb on drug
smuggling to far east.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Mumbai High court allows entry of women in Haji Ali Dargah
- DNA: Analysis of fraudulent doctor in Noida treating patients with wrong treatment
- DNA: Analyzing Balochistan's citizens struggle for freedom
- DNA: Two Syrian boys grieving death of brother killed in airstrike
- DNA: Analyzing world's first driverless taxi developed by Singapore company
- School dropout biggest crisis in India, says Singapore Deputy PM
- Italy quake death toll hits 278, state funeral planned
- Jigisha killer Ravi Kapoor convicted in taxi-driver murder case
- Records aside, US Open getting personal for Serena Williams
- World Risk Report 2016: India ranks 77th in world disaster risk index