Aizawl: Acting on specific information, Assam Rifles recovered 10 cases of foreign origin cigarettes worth Rs 13 lakh at Zokhawthar village on the Mizoram-Myanmar border on Sunday, Assam Rifles said in a statement.

The recovered contraband was handed over to the Customs department for further legal proceedings, it said.

Ongoing smuggling of foreign origin cigarettes is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the Indo-Myanmar border, the statement said.

Assam Rifles, christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’, has continued its efforts against the smuggling activities in Mizoram, it added. 

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