IMPHAL: As the state of Manipur is trying hard to control the drug menace in the state that is harming the youth of the state, the chief minister has alleged that miscreants from the neighbouring country are involved in pushing the narcotics business in the Northeast Indian state.
The capture of a large consignment of poppy seeds and the seizure of vehicles registered in the neighbouring countries have forced the chief minister of Manipur to give the comment. N Biren Singh mentioned on Friday that some elements of Myanmar, which shares a border with Manipur are involved in the trade of illegal narcotics in the state of Manipur and they are hampering the government’s continued war against the drug menace in the state and the entire region.
“At a time when the government machinery is actively engaged in the destruction of poppy plantations, the recovery of poppy seeds meant for sowing of poppy plants and employment of vehicles brought from the neighbouring country has shown that anti-social elements are challenging the administration and the people,” N Biren Singh mentioned.
Manipur police had captured a total of 20.26 kilos of poppy seeds which were allegedly aimed for starting new poppy cultivations in the state. They also confiscated four two-wheelers bearing registrations from Myanmar and apprehended two youths related to the incident from the Old Boljang village located in the Kangpokpi district of the state.
Calling this incident “unfortunate”, he went on to add that even after taking so many steps to prevent the narcotics movement, including arrests, destruction of cultivation and seizure of drugs, some people are still against the complete stoppage of narcotics proliferation in the state. Speaking about the capture of the poppy seeds, the chief minister said, ““Today’s development has also shown that elements from Myanmar are actively involved in the drug business in the state.”
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