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Drugs worth Rs 176 Cr seized in Mizoram, 1 held

First Published: 25th September, 2022 6:20 IST

In a major drug haul, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar Police recovered 5,05,000 tablets of methamphetamine worth Rs 167.86 crore in Mizoram and detained a woman in

In a major drug haul, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar Police recovered 5,05,000 tablets of methamphetamine worth Rs 167.86 crore in Mizoram and detained a woman in the connection

On September 23, the joint team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar Police conducted an operation in Melbuk Village, Champhai district, based on specific information and recovered the drugs.

The recovered drugs weighed approximately 55.80 kg.

According to an official statement, the team spotted a vehicle moving suspiciously and when it was stopped and checked, it was found to be carrying Methamphetamine tablets (5,05,000 in number).

The drugs were being carried in the vehicle by a woman and had a market value of approximately Rs 167,86,20,000 (167.86 crore), said police.

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On September 24, the seized items and the detained woman were handed over to the Zokhawthar Police Station for further investigation and legal proceedings.

The statement further stated that the Assam Rifles has been actively pursuing the illegal movement of drugs, weapons, and explosives for the past year and a half. The unrest in Myanmar has resulted in an increase in the illegal trans-border movement of contraband and people. If the number of migrants turning up in Mizoram from Myanmar increases, these illegal activities are most likely to increase.

It may be mentioned that earlier on Saturday, Assam police recovered 503 grams of heroin in Karimganj district and arrested one person in the connection.

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