CHAMPHAI (Mizoram): In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, the Serchhip Battalion of Headquarter 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 100 bags Areca Nuts worth Rs 31,20,000 in the general area of Ruantlangl, Champhai district on Friday.
The operation was carried out by a joint team of 8 Assam Rifles, 2 Assam Rifles,10 Assam Rifles, 11 Assam Rifles and Customs Department, Champhai based on specific information.
Approximate cost of the recovered Areca Nuts is Rs31,20,000/-. As the Customs Department Champhai, DistChamphai seized the contraband items on 05 November 2021 for further legal proceedings, stated a press release.
Ongoing smuggling of Areca Nuts is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border. Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the 'Sentinels of Northeast' have continued their efforts against the smuggling activities in Mizoram.