Mizoram: Heroin, meth worth over Rs 9 crore seized

The tablets had an estimated international market worth of Rs 6.66 crore.

AIZAWL:  Acting on a tip-off, Assam Rifles and Mizoram police seized heroin and methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 9.83 crore and arrested two persons for possessing the contraband in two operations, Assam Rifles said in a statement on Monday.

The combined team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar police conducted a joint operation in the general area of Melbuk road junction in Zokhawthar village in east Mizoram’s Champhai district on Monday and recovered 453 grams of heroin worth Rs 3.17 crore from a peddler, the statement said.

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In another operation earlier, Assam Rifles personnel and policemen, in Aizawl seized 20,000 tablets (1.9 kg) of methamphetamine from the Salem Veng locality on Saturday. One person was arrested for possessing the Meth tablets worth Rs. 6.66 crore, the statement said.

In Champhai district law enforcement intervened on a vehicle near Melbuk Road in Zokhawthar. They discovered 41 boxes loaded with heroin. A thorough search led to the revelation of 453 grams of heroin. It was worth roughly Rs 3.17 crore. Importantly, an individual was apprehended in relation to heroin distribution. This marks a considerable development in interrupting region’s heroin supply chain.

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Simultaneously a separate operation targeted drug activities in Aizawl. Assam Rifles, Special Narcotic Police and CID (Crime) joined forces in this operation. Their synergistic efforts culminated in the interception of 20000 methamphetamine tablets.

These tablets totaled 1.908 kg in weight. The tablets had an estimated international market worth of Rs 6.66 crore. In addition to this, a suspect was apprehended for potential involvement in methamphetamine distribution. This arrest further crippled the illicit drug trade in Mizoram.


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