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May 29, 2020

13.5 acres of poppy destroyed in Shan State

Opium poppy plants growing in Tangyan, Shan State.   Photo: MPF
Opium poppy plants growing in Tangyan, Shan State.  Photo: MPF

A combined team comprising police members of Tangyan Township Police Force in Shan State destroyed two areas of one foot high blooming poppies at Khama ME-548923 one mile west of Weinmaing village in Tangyan Township on 14 February.
Similarly, a combined team comprising Tatmadawmen of local unit destroyed 11.5 acres of three inches high young poppy plants in the surrounding area of Kaungkat village in Namhkam Township, Shan state.— GNLM

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