The accused with the seized items Credit: Assam Rifles

Aizawl: Assam Rifles in association with the state excise and narcotics department seized 203 gm of heroin and arrested one person in Champhai district on Thursday, Assam Rifles sources said.

Contraband was worth Rs 81.20 lakh, and smuggled in the local market from Myanmar, the sources said.

The accused was booked under relevant sections of The Narcotic Drug & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.

Meanwhile, Assam Rifles’ Serchhip battalion seized 100 bags of smuggled areca nuts near Sesih village in Champhai district during a joint operation with the customs department on Wednesday.

Two persons have been detained in connection with the seizure of the smuggled goods worth Rs 22.44 lakh in the local market.

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