Assam Rifles & Excise Dept seize heroin worth Rs 1.18 crore in Mizoram

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(Eds: Updating with fresh inputs) Aizawl, Apr 7 (PTI) The Assam Rifles and Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department in a joint operation seized heroin worth Rs 1.18 crore and apprehended a peddler from a village near the Indo-Myanmar border on Wednesday, an official of the paramilitary force said.

Acting on specific information the joint team of Assam Rifles and Excise and Narcotics department raided Zokhawthar village in Champhai district and seized 297 gm of heroin, the official said.

The Assam Rifles and Excise and Narcotics department earlier on Tuesday carried out an operation at Hunthar veng area on the outskirts of the state capital and seized heroin worth Rs 33.75 lakh and apprehended five persons, the official said The five apprehended persons were handed over to the excise and narcotics department, he added.

An official of the excise and narcotics department said that the five accused were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

Meanwhile, a police statement said that the state police and Assam Rifles have seized 23.6 kg of methamphetamine tablets worth over Rs 6 crore in joint operations between October 2020 and March 2021.

The state police also seized various drugs, including 2 kg of heroin, worth Rs 22.42 crore during the same period, the statement said. PTI COR RG RG