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Areca nuts, heroin worth lakhs seized by Assam Rifles in Mizoram

Based on specific information, the Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) along with YMA and village council of Rauntlang and Custom Preventive Force, Champhai District carreid out an operation and recovered 625 bags of areca nuts from Rauntlang in Mizoram on February 13.

Areca nuts

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 Feb 2021 8:03 AM GMT

AIZAWL: Based on specific information, the Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) along with YMA and village council of Rauntlang and Custom Preventive Force, Champhai District carreid out an operation and recovered 625 bags of areca nuts from Rauntlang in Mizoram on February 13.

The approximate cost of the recovered items is Rs 70,00,00. The Customs Preventive Force Champhai District has seized the contraband items, stated a release.

HEROIN RECOVERED: Acting on a tipoff, the Aizawl Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) and Excise & Narcotics Department, Aizawl recovered 207 grams of heroin (No-4, in Thuampui Veng near the Thuampui Helipad here on February 12.

The approximate market value of the recovered heroin is Rs 93,15,000. The Excise & Narcotics Department has seized the contraband item. They also detained two individuals, stated another release.

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