Aizawl, Nov 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) The Assam Rifles and the Mizoram police in a joint operation seized heroin worth Rs 18.30 crore, Indian currencies worth Rs 1.21 crore and arrested five Myanmar nationals from Mizoram, officials said on Saturday.
Assam Rifles officials said that the para-military troopers and the police arrested five Myanmarese from three locations in Champhai district on Friday and recovered the 2.61 kg heroin valued at Rs 18.30 crore and cash amounting to Rs 1.21 crore from them.
The drugs, smuggled in from Myanmar, cash in Indian currencies and the drug peddlers have been handed over to the police in Champhai for further legal action.
“Ongoing smuggling of drugs and illegal cash is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram. The Assam Rifles has continued its efforts against illegal smuggling and has also doubled its efforts to nab the kingpins of the smuggling of drugs and other contraband in Mizoram,” an Assam Rifles statement said.