Troopers of Assam Rifles and Customs Department in Mizoram seized Areca nuts worth Rupees 25.76 Lakh from general area Zotlang under Champhai district.
The joint operation was carried out by the team of Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) Customs Department, Champhai based on specific information.
Following the recovery, the consignment was handed over to Customs Department, Champhai and further legal actions are underway
Ongoing smuggling of illegal 'Areca Nuts' a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram. Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the 'Sentinels of Northeast' have been successful in launching such operations against the smuggling and illegal activities in Mizoram, an official release stated.