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Drugs worth Rs 1,228 Cr seized in Manipur in 2022: CM Biren Singh

First Published: 30th December, 2022 22:15 IST

At least 703 people were arrested in drugs-related cases, with 497 cases registered this year alone

Manipur police have seized drugs and narcotics worth Rs 1,228 crore in the international market in the year 2022 and at least 703 people were arrested in drugs-related cases, with 497 cases registered this year alone, said Chief Minister N Biren Singh today.

Delving into the details, CM Biren Singh said that 500 kg of brown sugar and 560 kg of opium and heroin were among the drugs that were seized during the state Government’s war on drugs.

Besides, 1,780 acres of the illicit poppy plantation were destroyed this year.

The Chief Minister further added that when compared to 2021 wherein poppy cultivation was practiced on 6,742 acres of land, during the survey this year, only 1,118 acres of land were found cultivated with poppy, pointing to the fact that the government has been partially successful in combating poppy menace with support of the people.

Furthermore, CM Biren Singh maintained that his government will never compromise when it comes to cracking down on drugs and corruption.

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