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More poppy fields destroyed in Bandarban

  • Published at 09:43 pm February 1st, 2020
Bandarban Poppy Field
Photo shows officials of Bangladesh Army conducting drives to remove poppy fields in Bandarban on Saturday, February 1, 2020 Dhaka Tribune

The drive was conducted Saturday morning by joint forces of the army, the military intelligence agency, and police, led by Lt Tanzimul Islam

At least three illegal poppy fields were destroyed in Bandarban on Saturday. This was the third drive against illegal poppy cultivation in the last eight days in the district.

The drive was conducted Saturday morning by joint forces of the army, the military intelligence agency, and police, led by Lt Tanzimul Islam.

During the drive, poppy fields on around 1 acre were destroyed in three separate places in Shoirat Para and Tongri Para areas.

However, no arrests were made during the drive.

On January 24, RAB destroyed four poppy fields in Ruma upazila of Bandarban. RAB also torched around 60kg of poppy nectar seized from the four fields.

On January 28, army personnel led a drive in Ruma upazila, destroying four acres of poppy fields and detaining one person.