The recovered arms and ammunition, and cash Credit: EastMojo image

Aizawl: Assam Rifles on Friday recovered three AK-56 series rifles and three empty magazines during a joint operation with customs department in a jungle near Zote village in Champhai district on the Indo-Myanmar border, an official of Assam Rifles said.

The arms and ammunition were wrapped in a cloth and were hidden in the jungle, he said. 2,30,000 Myanmar currency notes also recovered along with the arms.

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The seized arms and currency notes believed to be smuggled from Myanmar were handed over to customs department.

The official also said that the joint team of Assam Rifles and Mizoram excise and narcotics department seized 612.8 grams of heroin and 2, 69,000 tablets of Methamphetamine drugs in Champhai district near the Myanmar border, Assam Rifles sources said on Friday.

The contraband worth Rs. 5.90 crore was recovered during a joint operation at Tlangsam village on Thursday.

Assam Rifles, have continued their operations against smuggling in Mizoram.

The country’s oldest paramilitary force recently launched an anti-drug campaign in Mizoram.

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