AIZAWL: In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, the Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 255.66 gm of heroin worth about Rs 1,27,83,000 in the Keitum area on the Champhai-Lunglei road in Mizoram on Saturday.
According to a communiqué, the operation was carried out by a team of 8 Assam Rifles and the Excise Department, Serchhip, based on specific information.
The Excise Department, Serchhip, has seized the contraband items and detained one individual for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of heroin 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.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Meanwhile, according to another press release the Aizawl Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam
Rifles (East), conducted 'Local level Panel Discussion on Drug Eradication' and 'Anti-Drug Awareness Rally' at the Mimbung and Ngopa Company Operating Bases (COB) respectively on Sunday under the 'Ruihhlo-Do' anti-drugs awarness campaign.
A total of 110 civilians attended the discussion.
The aim of the event was to promote fitness and motivate the civilians and troops not to indulge in drug abuse. Special emphasis was laid on the importance of awareness against drug abuse and the negative effect on society. The bad effects on health due to abuse of recreational drugs were also discussed. The locals were advised not to indulge in such illegal activities which can impair their future.
Support of women and elders was incorporated to highlight the adverse effects of drug abuse.
The locals appreciated the efforts of Assam Rifles for having organized such events for the betterment of society and educating them about drugs and its effects.
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