Guwahati: In a major drug haul, troopers of Assam Rifles seized drugs worth around Rs 7.39 crores during raids and arrested seven people at different places in Mizoram.
As per sources, seized substances including methamphetamine tablets, heroin, and foreign cigarettes was smuggled from Myanmar.
The Assam Rifles troopers along with Excise and Narcotics Department officials recovered 20,000 methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 6.66 crore from Tuikhurhlu in the Aizawl district and arrested four smugglers, said sources. The drugs were seized when the smugglers were carrying the smuggled items in a vehicle, officials said.
In another operation, foreign cigarettes worth Rs 41.60 lakh were seized at Zokhawthar village along Myanmar border in the Champhai district.
However, in another incident too, heroin valued at Rs. 31.05 lahks was also seized in an operation in the Champhai district during which three smugglers were arrested.
In the fourth incident too, large quantities of Methamphetamine tablets and various other drugs are being smuggled into Mizoram through the porous border with Myanmar.