Mizoram: Massive Heroin Consignment Worth Rs 5 Cr Seized, 2 Arrested

According to information received, the heroin was filled in 88 containers and was being smuggled when it was intercepted.
Mizoram: Massive Heroin Consignment Worth Rs 5 Cr Seized, 2 Arrested
Mizoram: Massive Heroin Consignment Worth Rs 5 Cr Seized, 2 Arrested

A massive consignment of narcotics worth around Rs 5 crores was seized in an operation in Mizoram, reports emerged on Friday.

As per initial reports, an operation was carried out jointly by troopers of Assam Rifles and officials of the narcotics department in which the huge heroin consignment was seized.

The anti-narcotics operation was carried out at Jemabawk area of Mizoram during which the heroin consignment was seized. Upon weighing the seizure, it came out to be 1.026 kilograms.

According to information received, the heroin was filled in 88 containers and was being smuggled when it was intercepted.

Officials estimated the seized heroin consignment to be worth around Rs 5 crores in the international drug markets.

Meanwhile, two people were arrested in connection with the matter on charges of smuggling the contraband narcotics.

Those arrested were identified as Mingthan Changa and Lalsinga Sailo, informed officials.

It may be noted that the crackdown against drug menace in Assam continues with major busts reported every day. Earlier this month, reports emerged of two major drug busts in Assam’s Karimganj and Hailakandi districts.

As per initial reports, Karimganj Police carried out an operation at Kaliganj village in the South Karimganj Tehsil in Karimganj which resulted in the seizure of a massive consignment of narcotic Yaba tablets.

Officials informed that as many 16,000 Yaba tablets were seized during the operation and one person was detained in connection with the matter.

The accused was identified as one Samus Uddin and was detained by the police on charges of smuggling the contraband substances. Officials further informed that the seized drugs are worth around Rs 30 lakhs in the international markets.

Elsewhere, in a separate operation, a woman smuggler was arrested along with sizeable amounts of heroin in Assam’s Hailakandi.

According to officials, they found the woman in possession of 122 grams of heroin. The apprehended woman was identified by officials as Rezia Begum Laskar.

Based on specific inputs, Hailakandi Police had launched an operation at the Nischintpur village in Hailakandi during which the narcotics were found.

The heroin was found packed in 10 soap cases and was being smuggled when the police nabbed the culprit along with the consignment. The seized heroin was estimated to be worth around Rs 1 crore in the illicit drug markets, officials mentioned.

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