Manipur, Jan. 21 -- Manipur police have destroyed 1947 acres of illegal poppy cultivation at various hill districts of Manipur this crop year.

As a part of the "war on drugs" mission initiated by Manipur government, a team of Narcotics and Affairs of Border (NAB) arrested one drug peddler from Oinam Dam Makhong under the jurisdiction of Wangoi police station on Thursday at about 5 pm.

The arrested individual has been identified as one Nongjaimayum Md Safiqur, 35, son of late Md Azizur of Lilong Mayai Leikai, Thoubal district. The police team recovered 110 grams of heroin powder from the possession of Safiqur. A case has been registered at NAB police station further investigation.

Meanwhile, a combined forces comprising district police ...