At least six persons were held with fake Indian currency in Mizoram’s Champai district on Wednesday.
According to sources, the Champai Police, based on information received, launched an operation and busted a gang who were dealing with fake notes.
During the operation, the police seized a sum amount of counterfeit Rs. 8,52,500 from their possession and apprehended five persons, identified as Laltlanzova, Lalnunzauva, Lalhriatpuia, Lalthangmawia and Rosangzuala, hailing from Zotlang.
Later the police arrested another man, identified as Lalbiaktluanga hailing from Lunglei, from Aizawl in the evening on charges of smuggling fake currency notes.
Last month, two persons hailing from Mizoram were arrested in Tripura's Agartala with fake Indian currency of Rs 1.21 lakhs which was purportedly printed outside the country.
The arrested persons were identified as Babul Krishna Chakma and Rajesh Chakma.
"SDPO, Ajay Kumar Das, following information of another sister information, drove into an ambush, to nab the culprits of fake currency, and sophisticated arms and succeeded to catch the targeted convicts red-handed from the ISBT (Inter State Bus Terminus), Chandrapur Agartala," an official statement said.