Assam Rifles seize heroin worth Rs 48 lakh in Mizoram, one arrested



Assam Rifles seized heroin worth Rs 48 lakh and apprehended a peddler near the Indo-Myanmar border in Champhai district, an official of the paramilitary force said.

Acting on an anonymous tip-off, a joint team of Assam Rifles and State Excise and Narcotics Department intercepted the accused at Zote village on Wednesday, the official said.

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The official also said that the heroin was concealed in soap cases and the contraband was worth Rs 48 lakh in the local market.

The accused was handed over to the Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department officials, and an investigation is on.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh with inputs from agencies)