In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Assam Rifles recovered Marijuana worth Rs. 10.73 lakh in general area Zote, Champhai on 12th December 2023 and apprehended two Myanmar nationals.
The operation was carried out by a combined team of Assam Rifles and Excise & Narcotics Department, Champhai based on specific information. During the operation *marijuana worth 10.73 lakh* was recovered hidden inside three black colour polythene bags concealed in a white colour sand bag and a black colour cloth bag in General Area Zote. The Marijuana was being brought from Darkhai, Myanmar to Indian side. The entire consignment of Marijuana *worth Rs. 10,73,000/- (Rupees ten lakh seventy three thousand Only)*. The accused have been handed over to Excise and Narcotics Dept, Champhai for further legal proceeding.
Ongoing smuggling of drugs and contrabands 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 in Mizoram.