Aizawl: Heroin worth over Rs 47 lakh was seized from a place, close to the India-Myanmar border, in Mizoram‘s Champhai district, an Assam Rifles statement said on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, Assam Rifles personnel and Customs Department officials conducted a search operation at Zokhawthar town near the international border on Monday and seized 119 gram of the contraband.

The seized heroin was allegedly smuggled from the neighbouring country and handed over to the customs officials, it said.

In another joint operation, Assam Rifles and Customs department also seized 52 cases of foreign origin cigarettes at Chhungte village in Champhai district bordering Myanmar on Tuesday, the official said.

The smuggled goods worth Rs 1 crore were handed over to Custom Preventive Force in Champhai for further legal proceeding, he added.

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