Aizawl: Heroin worth Rs 13 lakh was seized near the Myanmar border in Mizoram’s Champhai district, the Assam Rifles said on Saturday.

Acting on a tip-off, personnel of the Assam Rifles in a joint operation with state police seized 26 grams of heroin from a woman at Zokhawthar-Melbuk road on Friday, it said.

The woman, suspected to be a peddler, was arrested, it added.

The accused along with the drugs was handed over to the police for investigation, the Assam Rifles said in a statement.

The paramilitary force also seized foreign cigarettes worth Rs 7.8 lakh from Zokhawthar village in the same area on Friday.

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