In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Assam Rifles recovered 30 cases of foreign origin cigarettes worth Rupees 39 lakh in general area Zokhawthar-Melbuk Road, Champhai district on 26 October 2023.
The operation was carried out by a combined team of Assam Rifles and Custom Preventive Force Champhai based on specific information. The entire consignment of foreign origin cigarettes costing Rupees 39,00,000/- (Rupees thirty nine lakhs only) has been handed over to Custom Preventive Force Champhai station for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of contraband items is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram and India. Assam Rifles rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ have continued their efforts against illegal smuggling and has also doubled its efforts to nab the kingpins of the smuggling of contraband items in Mizoram.