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Opium plants worth Rs 22L seized in Barmer; third raid in a week

Barmer: Taking action against the illegal farming and marketing of drugs, Barmer Police on Wednesday seized 3,126 illegally cultivated plants of opium worth Rs 22 lakh. In a week, this is the third incident in which Barmer police has carried out the raid against illegal cultivation of opium.

On Wednesday Bhakhsar police in Barmer raided a farm in Deedawa village where Bhuraram Jat (46) was involved in the illegal farming of opium. During the raid police recovered 2,154 plants of opium. Later police arrested Bhuraram and booked him under the NDPS act. Police also uprooted the opium plants and seized them. The market cost of the seized consignment is approx 15 lakhs, police claimed.

In another incident Bhakhsar police raided a farm in Panoriya village where they seized 972 plants of opium. Police arrested the farmer Bhagaram Jat (32), who was doing the illegal cultivation of opium. Police arrested the Jat and booked him under NDPS act. Police claimed that the market cost of the 972 opium plants is approx 7 lakhs. The plants were uprooted by the police and seized.

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