In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Assam Rifles along with Customs Preventive Force Champhai, recovered 109 cases of foreign origin Cigarettes worth Rupees 2.38 crore in general area World Bank Road Zokhawthar, Champhai district on 23rd December.
The operation was carried out by a combined team of Assam Rifles in Zokhwthar with repersentatives of Customs Preventive Force Champhai based on specific information. The entire consignment of foreign origin cigarettes worth Rupees 2,38,44,315/- (Rupees two crore thirty eight lakh fourty four thousand three hundred fifteen only) has been handed over to Customs Preventive Force Champhai 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.