Mizoram: Major Heroin Seizure Valued at Nearly Rs 5 Crore, Four Arrested
The seizure has led to the arrest of four individuals by joint teams of Assam Rifles and the Narcotics Department of Mizoram.
AIZAWL: Security forces in Mizoram have successfully confiscated a significant consignment of heroin with an estimated value of nearly Rs 5 crore.
The heroin haul resulted from three separate operations conducted by joint teams of Assam Rifles and the Narcotics Department of Mizoram. In connection with these seizures, four individuals have been arrested.
During these coordinated operations in Champhai district of Mizoram, personnel from Assam Rifles and the Mizoram Narcotics Department seized a total of 689.52 grams of heroin. The estimated worth of this seized heroin consignment in the international market is approximately Rs 4.80 crore.
The operations leading to the heroin seizures were carried out in the Chhungte and Zote areas of Champhai district.
Legal proceedings against the four arrested individuals have been initiated, while further probes are currently underway. Meanwhile, Assam police have detained three Kuki refugees from the violence-stricken region of Manipur, accusing them of involvement in a series of armed robberies within the Cachar district.
The arrested Kuki refugees from Manipur have been identified as Dimngel Lalboi Michael, Paojalen Dimngel, and Thangboi Dimngel, all hailing from Saijong and Paohao villages in Kangpokpi district, Manipur. The trio was apprehended by Assam police in Cachar district while travelling in a Mizoram-registered vehicle. Subrata Sen, the Additional SP of Cachar district, revealed that the three individuals had been involved in robbing shops and petrol pumps over the past two months.
During the last two months, they robbed cash worth Rs 3-4 lakh and other valuable items from several shops, including wine and hardware outlets and petrol pumps, the police officer claimed. The accused persons have been engaged in robberies in various parts of the district and arrested on Saturday, Sen told reporters. During an initial investigation, it has been found that all of them are residents of Manipur's Kangpokpi district and they have been displaced from their homes following an ethnic strife in the neighbouring state.