In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Assam Rifles recovered Heroin No 4 weighing 124 grams worth Rupees 86.8 Lakh and 127 grams worth Rupees 88.9 Lakh in general area Melbuk Road Junction and New Hruikawn, Zokhawthar, Champhai district in two separate operations on 10 February 2024.
The operations were carried out by combined teams of Assam Rifles with repersentative of Police Department Zokhawthar based on specific information. The entire consignment of Heroin No 4 worth Rs 1,75,70,000/- (Rupees one crore seventy five lakh seventy thousand only) and recovered consignment has been handed over to Police Department Zokhawthar for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of 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 smuggling and has also doubled its efforts to nab the kingpins of the smuggling of contraband items in Mizoram.