Continuing the crackdown on drugs, two persons, including a Myanmar national, have been arrested for possessing heroin worth over Rs 8 lakh in Mizoram on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, officials of the excise and narcotics department along with Assam Rifles seized 237.5 grams of heroin from Zokhawthar village along the Mizoram-Myanmar border.

A 35-year-old drug peddler, identified as R Lalrinkhuma, a resident of Champhai Bethel Veng, has been arrested for possessing the contraband worth Rs 6.30 lakh.

In another seizure, security forces seized 68.6 grams of heroin worth Rs. 1.75 lakh at Zokhawthar. A resident of Khawmawi in Myanmar’s Chin state identified as 41-year-old Vanlalngheta has been arrested for possessing the contraband.

The two accused were booked under relevant sections of The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.