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Four poppy fields destroyed in Bandarban

 Bandarban Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 10:57 PM, 24 January 2020  

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Photo: DailyBangladesh

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) destroyed four poppy fields at Keokradong in Ruma upazila on Friday noon.

Acting on a tip-off, a team led by RAB-7 commander Lt Col Mashiur Rahman Jewel, conducted the drive in the isolated area and found that a group of drug dealers were cultivating poppy on seven acres of land.

The drug dealers fled the area before the RAB team’s arrival. Later, RAB destroyed the four poppy fields, the elite force said in a press release.

RAB said a group of drug dealers cultivate poppy to produce heroin and opium.

A case was filed at Ruma Police Station.

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