Aizawl: The Mizoram Police on Tuesday seized heroin worth Rs 17.5 lakh from the possession of a woman, identified as Lalawampuii, in Lunglei district of the state.
Following the seizure of the banned substances, police officials have put Lalawampuii under arrest. The contraband that weighed about 447 gm is suspected to have been smuggled from neighbouring Myanmar.
During initial investigation, police officials have ascertained that Lalawampuii has a history of involvement in large-scale drug smuggling across the state. “For years, we have been trying to nab her for being involved in drug-trafficking in south Mizoram,” a police official was quoted as saying by media reports.