Assam Rifles, DRI, & Custom department continue raids
* One lakh Methaphetamine tablets worth Rs 3.50 crore seized
* 80 bags of areca nut worth more than Rs 11 lakhs recovered; one arrested
AIZAWL: Troops of the Assam Rifles along with personnel of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized one lakh Methaphetamine tablets in the general area of Diltalang under Champhai District in Mizoram on August 29. The approximate market value of the seized tablets is Rs 3.50 crore.
The troops of the Aizawl Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of 23 Sector Assam Rifles/ Inspector General of Assam Rifles (East) launched the joint operation with DRI. The recovered drugs were handed over to the Department concerned for further investigations and prosecution.
The ongoing illegal drug trades are a major cause of concern for Mizoram. The Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the 'Sentinels of North East' have been successful in launching such operations against the illicit smuggling in the State.
The successful operation conducted by Assam Rifles highlights the strict vigil maintained by the force in its area of responsibility and exhibits the true synergy between the law enforcement agencies to curb cross border illegal activities, stated a release.
ARECA NUTS RECOVERED: In another major success in its crusade against illicit and illegal trade activities, 80 bags of areca nuts having an approximate market value of Rs 11.24 lakhs in the general area of Melbuk under Champhai district in Mizoram on August 29. One person was detained in the operation. The person is a resident of Vairengte, Mizoram. The apprehendee along with the recovered items were handed over to Custom Prevention Force for further investigations and prosecution. The joint raid was launched by the Serchhip Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of 23 Sector Assam Rifles/ Inspector General of Assam Rifles (East) along with personnel of the Custom Prevention Force, another release of the Assam Rifles added.