NCB seizes 24 kg of opium of Jharkhand-base trafficking community from UP, Bihar


Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 16

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Sunday stated it had busted a Jharkhand-based opium-trafficking community by seizing 24 kg of the contraband from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

A senior company official stated the drug seizure, together with money amounting to Rs 20.80 lakh, was made in two separate situations early this month and 4 folks had been arrested.

“Further investigations revealed that the two seizures are linked to Jharkhand-based networks. While Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are the traditional opium-trafficking states, Jharkhand has recently emerged as the hub of illegal supply of opium,” the official stated.

According to the official, the soil high quality and hilly tracts of Jharkhand make issues straightforward for the opium poppy cultivators and the provision finds its option to everywhere in the nation, together with Haryana and Punjab.

According to the information, the NCB and state companies have destroyed unlawful crops of opium poppy on 1,002 acres of land, the place it was being cultivated, in Jharkhand from 2019 to 20. The companies have additionally destroyed the crop on land measuring a complete of 10,401 acres in eight states throughout the interval.



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