Assam Rifles (East) recovered 225 gms of Heroin No 4 worth Rs. 1,75,00,000/- in general area Bualpui, Siaha district on 10 January 2024 and apprehended two individuals and 20 packets of Methamphetamine tablets weighing 22.220 Kg worth Rs. 66,66,00,000/- in general area Zokhawthar-Melbuk road on 11Jan , Champhai district, Mizoram and apprehended one individual.
On receipt of specific input from own sources regarding movement of narcotics, troops of Assam Rifles conducted the operation.
The recovered consignment and apprehended individuals were handed over to Excise and Narcotics departments Siaha and Champhai respectively for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of illegal drugs 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 drug trafficking and has also doubled its efforts to nab the kingpins of the drug racket in Mizoram.