In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Assam Rifles recovered 153 cases of Foreign origin cigarettes worth Rs 1.9 Crore in general area Ruantlang, Champhai on 7th November 2023.
The operation was carried out by a combined team of Assam Rifles and Customs Preventive Force Champhai based on specific information. The entire consignment of 153 cases foreign origin Cigarettes worth Rupees 1,98,90,000/- (Rupees One Crore Ninety Eight Lakh Ninety Thousand only) and recovered consignment have been handed over to Customs Preventive Force, Champhai for further legal proceeding.
Ongoing smuggling of contraband items is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram and India. Assaam 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.