AIZAWL: Assam Rifles troopers have seized foreign cigarettes valued at Rs 3.25 crore in Mizoram, within 24 hours after the seizure of foreign cigarettes valued at Rs 1.04 crore being smuggled from Myanmar, officials said on Sunday.
Assam Rifles personnel, accompanied by Customs officials, seized foreign cigarettes contained in cartons from an abandoned house in the Champhai district's Tlangsam on Saturday night.
One person was arrested in connection with the seizure of the smuggled foreign tobacco products. The seized items were handed over to the Custom's Preventive wing. Earlier, foreign cigarettes valued at Rs 1.04 crore were seized by the Assam Rifles personnel in the Champhai district's Dungtlang on Friday night. Various illicit drugs, especially heroin, highly-addictive methamphetamine tablets, also commonly known as 'Yaba', poppy seeds, opium, ganja (marijuana), morphine, bottles of cough syrup, various other contraband like gold, and arms and ammunition are also often smuggled from Myanmar. (IANS)
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