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Areca nuts worth lakhs seized in Mizoram; six apprehended

Based on specific information, a joint operation of the 23 Sector Assam Rifles -- under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) -- and the Customs Preventive Force

Areca nuts

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Feb 2021 7:10 AM GMT

AIZAWL: Based on specific information, a joint operation of the 23 Sector Assam Rifles -- under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) -- and the Customs Preventive Force, Zokhawathar, Champhai District led to the recovery of 220 bags of smuggled areca nuts from the area of Tlangsam-Ruantlang in Mizoram on February 6.

The approximate value of the recovered areca nuts is Rs 46,20,000. The Customs personnel seized the contraband items. They also detained six individuals, stated a release.

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