Border Row: Mizoram terms Assam’s vehicle inspect order ‘unnecessary’
Guwahati: The Mizoram home department has countered Assam government’s ‘drug trafficking’ theory and the latter’s order to check every vehicle entering Assam from Mizoram saying that it was ‘unnecessary’.
Assam government in a recent order has made it mandatory for every vehicle entering Assam from Mizoram to undergo a thorough police checking to prevent smuggling of narcotics.
In a statement, the home department of Mizoram said that drugs smuggling is a worldwide phenomenon and illicit drug smuggling from Assam side to Mizoram was also rampant.
“During the last 10 years huge quantities of illicit drugs have been seized in Mizoram which were smuggled from Assam side. The seized drugs include 1.05kgs of heroin, 3057.08 kgs of pseudoephedrine, 4,30,385 caps of Parvon Spas, 24.114 kgs of ganja and 13053 caps of proxyvon. In this connection 296 cases have been registered, 395 persons from Assam were arrested,” said the statement.
It added that the issue of drugs trafficking is a worldwide problem and one state cannot fight a lone battle in the war against drugs. “The issue of drugs trafficking can be better solved by better communication between the states and flow of drugs can be better halted by co-ordination between district police on the opposing borders instead of threatening and harassing innocent civilians without any reasons at all,” it added.
It added, “There is no such restrictions on the movement of non-residents of Mizoram travelling within Mizoram through the Mizoram-Assam border, this order may however be viewed as another way of creating opportunity to harass all vehicles and passengers from Mizoram by Assam police.”