Mizoram losing its war against Heroin and Meth ?
Four persons were arrested for possessing heroin from different areas of Mizoram, by the state Excise and Narcotics department.This is not the First time Mizoram is facing a uphill task of drugs.
Lalnunfela (29) and Chinkhentuang (22) were arrested for carrying 216 grams of heroin at Seling on Wednesday, Spokesperson of the department Peter Zohmingthanga said.
The department officials also seized five grams of heroin from Aizawl and arrested C Zonunsanga (30) and Lalthanngura (38) yesterday, he said.
The seized contraband, smuggled in from Myanmar via the 404-km international border with Mizoram, was estimated to be worth over Rs.7.6 lakh in the local market.This region lies cheek-by-jowl to the Golden Triangle of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar, arguably the world's largest source of opium and heroin after the Golden Crescent.
Arms are not what the Narcotics Department is after. But often a drug chase ends up in a haul of AK-47s, rocket launchers and ammunition, says Mizoram officials though this was not the case in this incident. These arms are brought in by insurgent groups of Nagaland, Manipur and elsewhere.
Earlier this year the special narcotics team of Mizoram police seized 42,000 tablets of "party-drug" methamphetamine worth Rs 42 lakhs from a hotel in the state capital Aizawl. Two persons, including a Myanmar national, were arrested.
The meth factories in Myanmar are partly fuelled by pseudoephedrine smuggled out from India, mainly through the Northeast.
The four accused were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.