Narcotics Worth Rs 1.53 Cr Confiscated in Mizoram
The combined team was able to secure 306 gms of heroin concealed in 22 soap boxes.
AIZAWL: In yet another major success towards the prevention of the inflow of narcotic substances in the Northeastern part of the country, security forces were able to capture a huge consignment of heroin in the state of Mizoram.
According to local reports, an operation was carried out in the Vengthlang locality of the state. A combined team of the Assam Rifles and the Special Narcotics Police Station of Aizawl took part in this joint operation at took place in the Republic Vengthlang area of the state on Monday.
The combined team was able to secure 306 gms of heroin concealed in 22 soap boxes. The total value of the narcotics is said to be Rs 1.53 Cr in the market. They were also able to apprehend two female peddlers who were found to have possession of the recovered narcotic substance.
Although the identities of the women were not mentioned, an official statement issued by the Assam Rifles mentioned that one of them is 28 years old while the other is 26 years old. The seized contraband as well as the two accused were handed over to the Special Narcotic Police Station CID (Crime) to proceed with the necessary legal proceedings.
In a separate incident, Assam Rifles, along with other agencies, seized on Tuesday one lakh highly addictive methamphetamine tablets, also known as 'Yaba' tablets, valued at Rs 33.33 crore and arrested a drug peddler, defence officials said. A defence spokesman said that acting on a tip-off, the paramilitary troopers, accompanied by the personnel of the special narcotics police station and the Mizoram Police CID (Crime), recovered the drugs from the Chhunga bus terminal in Aizawl district and apprehended the drug peddler.
The detainee was carrying the methamphetamine tablets in several cement bags. The seized drugs and apprehended persons were handed over to a special narcotics police station for further legal proceedings under the Narcotics, Drugs, and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.