SIXTY-FIVE acres of poppy fields were destroyed by police in Hopong on 23 February.
Police have destroyed 3,877 acres of poppy cultivations in the area this fiscal year.
“All we want is to eliminate opium production once and for all so that young people can be saved”, said local resident.
The campaign aims to destroy opium plants and declare the district a drug-free zone in the near future.
Nan Oo Khan