Drugs worth Rs 117.84 Cr seized in Mizoram

AIZAWL, Sep 19
Champhai district in Mizoram seems to have turned into a favourite transit route for the international drugs smuggling cartels. All the seizures this month have been made in Zokhawthar, a border town in Champhai district.
One of the 11 districts of Mizoram, Champhai is located on the India-Myanmar border. While the international border remains porous, it has turned to be a safe passage for the drug cartels.
Drugs worth Rs 117.84 crore have been seized by the Assam Rifles in less than 10 days in the district.
In the latest seizure, 1 lakh Methamphetamine tablets (weighing 10 Kgs) worth Rs 30 crore has been seized in Champhai by Assam Rifles.
One Myanmar National who was transporting the consignment was apprehended by the Assam Rifles and handed over to the police later.
On September 12 , two lakh Methamphetamine tablets, with an estimated value of Rs 60 crore, and 3.978kg of heroin, valued at Rs 27.84 crore were seized.
The consignment was seized from along the Zokhawthar to Melbuk Road. September 14- In a joint operation of the Assam Rifles and Mizoram police, 20 soap cases of heroin worth Rs 1.65 crore was seized from Zokhawthar. One person was arrested in connection with the case. September 4- Assam Rifles recovered 23.9gm of illegal heroin worth Rs 16.7 lakh from Zote, Champhai District. The seized heroin was handed over to the Excise & Narcotics Department team for further legal proceedings.
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