In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 2.61 Kilograms Heroin No. 4 worth Rupees 18.30 Crore and illegal cash INR – 1.21Crore in general area Zote, Champhai and Iron Br, Zokhawthar on 10 November 2023 and arrested five Myanmar nationals in three separate operations.
The operation was carried out by a combined team of Assam Rifles and Police Dept, Champhai based on specific information. The entire consignment of illegal cash and heroine no 4 totalling Rs – 19,52,08,350/- (Rupees Nineteen crore fifty two lakh eight thousand and three hundred fifty Only) and the accused have been handed over to Police Dept, Champhai for further legal proceeding.
Ongoing smuggling of drugs and illegal cash 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 illegal cash in Mizoram.