The largest ever narcotics seizure in the recent past in Mizoram
In a raid conducted by the Excise and Narcotics Department in Mizoram, heroin valued at Rs.31 crore smuggled from Myanmar was seized and five drug peddlers were arrested, officials said on Monday.
This is the largest ever narcotics seizure in the recent past in Mizoram.
Officials said that the Excise and Narcotics Department officials raided two locations in Aizawl and seized 6.05 kg of the drug in the past 24 hours. The officials seized 5.8 kg of heroin from a truck in the Zemabawk locality of Aizawl and over 248 gm of heroin was seized from the city’s Bawngkawn area.
N Ngolang, a 55-year-old drug peddler from the Tahan area of Myanmar, was arrested from Bawngkawn, while Md Nazimul Hussain Barbhuiya (34), Abdul Kalam Laskar (23), Kutbul Alom Laskar (28) and Sukur Ali Mazumder (22), all residents of Assam’s Cachar district, were detained from Zemabawk.
Last week, Mizoram Police arrested two Assam residents, and 3 kg of heroin worth Rs.15 crore was seized from their possession.
Besides various illicit drugs, foreign cigarettes, a variety of other contrabands like gold, as well as arms and ammunition, exotic animals, and areca nuts are often smuggled from Myanmar into the northeastern states, especially Mizoram and Manipur.
Mizoram’s 510 km unfenced international border with Myanmar, especially in the bordering Champhai district, is a major hotspot of smuggling.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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