Mizoram: Drugs Worth Rs 20 Cr Seized By Assam Rifles In Joint Op

Officials informed that around 70,000 methamphetamine tablets were seized along with 340 grams of heroin.
Drugs worth Rs 20 Cr were seized by Assam Rifles in Mizoram | REPRESENTATIVE
Drugs worth Rs 20 Cr were seized by Assam Rifles in Mizoram | REPRESENTATIVE

In a major drug haul, troopers of Assam Rifles and the Anti-Narcotics Department seized drugs worth around Rs 20 crores on Wednesday in Mizoram.

According to reports, the joint operation was conducted based on specific inputs of a possible drug smuggling bid.

Officials informed that around 70,000 methamphetamine tablets were seized along with 340 grams of heroin.

They further mentioned that the entire seizure was worth approximately Rs 20 crores in the international markets.

A Maruti car was intercepted and searched by the officials when they found the drugs concealed inside it, they added.

Meanwhile, two persons have been arrested on charges of smuggling drugs. One of them was the driving the car at the time they were intercepted.

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Officials indentified the driver as Lalhim Puiya and the other person as Changchunga. They have been taken in for questioning.

It may be noted that Mizoram Police had seized contraband drugs worth Rs 28 crores on October 21. The drugs were seized following an operation conducted in parts of the Champhai district.

Mizoram Police conducted searches within the Khankawn and Tuipui areas of the Champhai within 24 hours and seized more than five kilograms of heroin.

Earlier, in September in another operation, Mizoram Police had recovered and seized contraband drugs worth more than Rs 84 crore in Mizoram's Champhai district.

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