Altogether 386 drug smugglers, including 68 women, were arrested in the Manipur in 2019.
The Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) unit of the Manipur Police has revealed this.
During the a year a total of 65, 60,531 (World is yours) (WY), tablets of the methamphetamine- based drug was confiscated.
According to the report, 3,015 acres of poppy plantation and 19.51 acres of marijuana were destroyed during the year. One acre of poppy crop yields at least 10 kg opium.
W Basu Singh, the superintendent of police of NAB, said one of the major reasons why the menace in the state showed no signs of let up was the “financial prospects” involved in drug trafficking.
He said that as part of the state’s ‘War Against Drugs’ campaign, police thought it was best not to divulge the monetary value of the narcotics seized as several people take to drug trafficking to earn quick money .
Poppy cultivation is banned in Manipur under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.