Guwahati: A joint team of Assam Rifles (AR) and Mizoram Police have seized a huge quantity of Methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 167.86 crore near the Myanmar border in Champhai district, an AR officer said.
Based on specific information, Assam Rifles along with Mizoram police launched an operation and intercepted the vehicle on Friday in Melbuk Village of the district.
During the search operation, the team recovered around 5,05,000 tablets weighing 55.80 Kg worth Rs 167,86,20,000.
The drugs were being carried by a woman in the vehicle, the official said.
The seized items and detained woman were handed over to Zokhawthar Police Station on Saturday for further investigation and legal proceedings, officials added.
“In the past one year and more, Assam Rifles has been actively chasing the illegal movement of drugs, weapons, and explosives”, as per an official.
“The disturbed internal situation in Myanmar has led to a spike in this illegal trans border movement of contraband and people. If the number of migrants moving into Mizoram from Myanmar increases, these illegal activities are likely to get further accentuated”, officially added.