Aizawl (Mizoram) , Feb 8 :The Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under seized 120 bags of human hair without any valid documents in General Area Chhungte along India -Myanmar border on 7 Feb last .
The consignment of human hair was seized as there were no vaild documents with the truck driver .
Acting on a specific inputs a joint team of Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters, Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) and Customs department carried out the operation , according to a press statement .
Human hair, which is considered a waste material , is a highly has use in several key areas like agriculture, medical applications, construction materials, and pollution control. They are also in great demand for making wigs .
As per legal provisions , Customs can seize any goods, if he has reason to believe that the goods are liable to confiscation, under the Customs Act. The proper officer also has to right to seize any document or things that may be relevant to any proceedings under the Customs Act.
Moreover , the conveyances, vehicles, or animals that are used in the smuggling activities in connection with fraudulent availing of drawback are liable to confiscation as per specific provisions in Section 115 of the Customs Act. .