AIZAWL: The Mizoram Police arrested a 43-year-old woman and seized huge amount of heroin, valued at Rs1.87 Crore in the International market, in Mizoram's Aizawl on Friday.
According to reports, a special narcotics team recovered and seized 374 grams of heroin, in 29 soap cases, from the woman.
The accused woman has been identified as Rohlupuii, hailing from Champhai near 1st MAP playground, Armed Veng, Aizawl.
An investigation to unearth further linkages to the case is on.
Another such case occurred on August 22 when the Special Narcotics Cell of the Mizoram Police seized 2.7 kilograms of heroin in the Kolasib district and arrested two persons including a Myanmar national.
The drugs were estimated to be Rs 13.4 crores worth in the international market. The police had apprehended two people, identified as Khualsawmsangam (37) of Ngaizawl in the Champhai district and a Myanmar national Lalthangliana (44) from Bukphir in the Chin State of Myanmar who was living in Vengthar, Champhai. (ANI)
According to a Mizoram Police statement, CID was able to recover 200 cases of Heroin No. 4. The drug weighing 2.7 kilograms, is valued at approximately Rs 13.4 crore in the international market. The recovery was made from a truck at the Kanan Veng Kawnpui, in the northern district of Kolasib.
Following that, another case occurred where the security forces recovered a huge quantity of contraband drugs worth Rs 28.50 lakh and apprehended two drug peddlers in Mizoram's Champhai district.
Troops of Assam Rifles and Mizoram police jointly conducted checking at the Zokhawthar area in Champhai district and recovered four soap cases containing 57 gm of heroin from the possession of two persons including a woman.
A police official of Champhai district said that Zokhawthar police and 8th Assam Rifles jointly conducted random checking at the outskirt of the Zokhawthar area and recovered four soap cases containing 57 grams of heroin.
"The drugs were recovered from two persons identified as Lalngilneii (44 years old) and Taz Uddin (24 years old). The market value of the seized drugs is estimated at around Rs 28.50 lakh," as reported by the police official.
Lalngilneii hails from Hnahlan village in Champhai district and Taz Uddin hails from Patharkandi area of Assam's Karimganj district.
The police officer further said that, the drug was hidden inside a car, owned by the accused Zoramchuana of Hnahlan.