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Man arrested for growing opium in Barmer, 601 plants seized

Barmer: A man in Barmer district had illegally cultivated opium on his farm. Following an input, Dhorimanna police raided the man’s illegal opium farm on Wednesday and seized around 601 opium plants before arresting the farmer. Sukhram Bishnoi, station house officer in Barmer confirmed the report. He said that besides the 601 opium plants, they also have seized 25 kilograms of the poppy from his possession.

The accused had been identified as Ram Chandra, a resident of Dudhu village in Dhorimanna. The cost of the seized consignment is approx 7 lakhs, police said. Bishnoi said that for some time, they got a tip-off about the illegal selling of opium.

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