Areca nut smuggling nexus in Mizoram: A story that keeps on giving
Illegal areca nuts worth Rs 40.32 lakh smuggled from Myanmar. File photo Credit: EastMojo image

Aizawl: Assam Rifles and customs department seized 74 grams of heroin and apprehended a Myanmar national in connection with the seizure, Assam Rifles sources said.

The contraband worth Rs 29.60 lakh was seized during a joint operation at Zote village in Champhai district on the Mizoram-Myanmar border on Friday, the sources said.

The Myanmar national, who was known to be the resident of Bukphir, has been arrested for possessing the contraband, it said.

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In another seizure, Assam Rifles and customs department also seized 240 bags of smuggled areca nuts in Tlangsam-Ruantlang area in Champhai district on Friday and arrested one person for possessing the smuggled goods.

The illegal goods worth Rs 40.32 lakh was smuggled from Myanmar.

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