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Drugs worth over Rs 5 crore seized from Champhai in Mizoram

In a major drug bust in the Northeast, contraband worth more than Rs 5 crores was seized in Mizoram yesterday. The Excise & Narcotics Department of Champhai district yesterday seized

In a major drug bust in the Northeast, contraband worth more than Rs 5 crores was seized in Mizoram yesterday.

The Excise & Narcotics Department of Champhai district yesterday seized heroin worth upto a total of Rs 5 crore 23 lakh 20 thousand.

The drug haul was made in Zokhawthar Champhai in a joint operation with the Assam Rifles.

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The contraband was found hidden in more than a hundred soapboxes.

One person has also been arrested in this connection.

In the meantime, the Champhai Excise and Narcotics Department has filed a case in this regard, with the police launching an investigation to find the drug ring working behind this.

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First Published: 9th March, 2022 11:52 IST

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