In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Serchipp Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 60 Cases of illegal foreign origin Cigarettes worth Rs. 90 Lakh in general area Zokhawthar, Champhai on 14 March 2023.
The operation was carried out by a combined team of Assam Rifles and Custom Department, Champhai based on specific information.
Approximate cost of the recovered foreign origin Cigarettes Rs 90 Lakh (Ninety Lakh only). The seized consignment was handed over to Custom department, Champhai on 14 March 2023 for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of illegal foreign origin Cigarettes is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram. Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ have been successful in launching such operations against the smuggling activities in Mizoram.
Source: Indian Army
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee