Assam Rifles recovered 628 grams of Heroin No 4 worth Rs. 4,39,60,000/- in general area Zokhawthar, Champhai district and apprehended one Woman and 95 cases of foreign origin cigarettes worth Rs 1,23,50,000/- in general area Champhai (Champhai-Aizawl Road), Champhai district on 12 January 2024.
On receipt of specific input from own sources regarding the movement of narcotics, troops of Assam Rifles and Customs Department, Champhai conducted the operation.
The recovered consignment and apprehended individual were handed over to the Police Department Zokhawthar and the Customs Department, Champhai respectively for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of illegal drugs and 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 drug trafficking and have also doubled their efforts to nab the kingpins of the drug racket in Mizoram.