AIZAWL: In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 780 bags of areca nuts in general area Khawbung - Zawlsei, Champhai on Sunday.
The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Customs Department, Champhai based on specific information. The approximate cost of the recovered areca nuts is Rs1,70,44,800. The Customs Department, Champhai, seized the contraband items for further legal proceedings. Ongoing smuggling of drugs is a major cause of concern for the State of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar border, stated a press release.