Poppy Cultivation of 100 Acres at Burma- Bangladesh Border Destroyed
Bandarban, May 10: Bangladesh Rifles
(BDR) and army in joint raids recently destroyed poppy grown illegally on 100
acres of land in unreachable hilly areas of Thanchi
close to border with
was disclosed by the Commander of Bandarban Army
Region Brigadier General Abul Kalam
Mohammad Humayun in a press conference held Bandarban on
The destroyed poppy was cultivated near 63, 64 and 65 pillars of Bangladesh-Burma border. Over 300 of Bangladesh Army and BDR took part in the operation carried out from March 24 to April 26.
BDR have launched a similar drive in 1997. At that time, they destroyed poppy cultivated on 200 acres land. The government planned an alternative to poppy cultivation for indigenous people in the area. But the plan was not implemented, at last.
to sources, drug traders of
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