Explosive materials & heroin worth Rs 12.43 cr seized in Mizoram, one held

Aizawl: In a joint operation, the Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police have seized heroin worth Rs 12.43 crore smuggled in from Myanmar, officials said on Monday.

Assam Rifles sources said that acting on a tip-off, its troops along with Mizoram Police seized the contraband from an abandoned place at Zokhawthar in Champhai district bordering Myanmar.

In a separate joint raid, the paramilitary troopers and the Mizoram police seized a large cache of explosives and arrested one person from the Zokhawthar area on Sunday.

The seized explosives include 1,000 sticks of Neogel 90, 200 detonators, 235-metre Cordex, and 10 cartridges.


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