Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive found and destroyed four poppy fields at Keokradong in Ruma upazila on Friday noon.
Acting on a tip-off, a team led by Rab-7 commander Lt Col Mashiur Rahman Jewel, conducted the drive in the isolated area and found that a group of drug dealers were cultivating poppy on seven acres of land.
The drug dealers fled the area before the Rab team’s arrival. Later, Rab destroyed the four poppy fields, the elite force said in a press release.
Rab said a group of drug dealers cultivate poppy to produce heroin and opium.