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ASSAM RIFLES RECOVERS FOREIGN ORIGIN CIGARETTE WORTH RS 2,71,70,000/- AND APPREHENDED ONE INDIVIDUAL IN ZOTLANG, CHAMPHAI DISTRICT, MIZORAM

ByNE India Broadcast

Oct 17, 2022

In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 209 cases of foreign origin cigarette worth Rs 2,71,70,000/- in General Area Zotlang, Mizoram on 16 October 2022.

The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Custom Preventive Force, Champhai based on specific information. The Assam Rifles team recovered the items which were dumped in General Area Zotlang.

Approximate cost of the recovered foreign origin cigarette is Rs 2,71,70,000/-. The seized items and detained one individual was handed over to Customs department, Champhai on 16 October 2022 for further legal proceedings.

Ongoing smuggling of foreign origin cigarette is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border. Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ have continued their efforts against the smuggling activities in Mizoram.

Source: Indian Army

Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee

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