Aizawl: Special narcotics team (Crime Branch) of Mizoram police and Border Security Force (BSF) have seized Rs 11.35 lakh worth fake Indian currency notes (FICN) in Aizawl, a senior police officer said on Sunday. 

Mizoram Deputy Inspected General of Police (CID) Lalhuliana Fanai said that the operation was carried out jointly with the BSF at Aizawl’s Dinthar locality based on specific information on Saturday. 

Lalmuankimi, a 48-year-old woman from Mualpui Salem Veng neighbourhood in Aizawl, has been arrested for possessing the fake currency, he said.

He said that the seized fake Indian currency notes were in the denominations of Rs. 500 (1368 numbers/notes), Rs. 200 (1,507) and Rs. 100 (1,502).

The senior police said that further investigation into the case is on.

It is yet to ascertain where the fake Indian currency notes were smuggled from, another police officer said.

Earlier on Friday, the state police had recovered 50,000 methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 1.5 crore from a truck at Kanhmun village on the state border with Tripura. 

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