Aizawl, Jun 28 (IANS): The Assam Rifles have, in two separate operations in Mizoram, seized international cigarettes and medicines (methamphetamine tablets), valued at round Rs 4 crore, after these had been smuggled in from neighbouring Myanmar, officers mentioned on Tuesday.
Two girls had been arrested in reference to the seizure of the methamphetamine tablets.
An Assam Rifles spokesman mentioned that appearing on a tip off, its troopers recovered 165 packets of international cigarettes, valued at Rs 2.25 crore, from an deserted home at KhawbungTlangsam (Zokhawtharalong) in bordering Champhai district.
In a separate raid, 58,000 methamphetamine tablets, valued at Rs 1.74 crore, had been seized from Chawlhhmun in Aizawl district on Monday evening.
The seized gadgets and arrested individuals had been handed over the customs officers for additional motion.
The Mizoram Police, at a public operate on Friday, set afire 934 kg of smuggled, seized medication valued at Rs 2,362 crore, together with heroin and methamphetamine tablets.
Moreover numerous illicit medication, and bottles of cough syrup, different contraband like gold, international cigarettes in addition to arms and ammunition are sometimes smuggled from Myanmar to contiguous northeastern states, particularly Mizoram and Manipur, by their unfenced border.