Aizawl (Mizoram ), Sept 25 : Assam Rifles recovered Methamphetamine tablets (Qty – 5,05,000 tablets, total weight – 55.80 Kgs) worth Rs 167,86,20,000/- in Melbuk Village, Champhai District of Mizoram on Friday . The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar Police based on specific information.
The operation was launched by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar Police late Friday evening . A vehicle was spotted by the joint team moving suspiciously and on being intercepted and checked, it was found to be carrying Methamphetamine tablets (5,05,000 in number). The drugs were being carried by a woman in the vehicle and has a market value of approximately Rs. 167.86 Crores.
The seized items and detained woman were handed over to Zokhawthar Police Station, in Champhai for further investigation & legal proceedings.
In the past one year and more, Assam Rifles has been actively chasing the illegal movement of drugs, weapon and explosives. The disturbed internal situation in Myanmar has led a spike in this illegal trans border movement of contraband and people. If the number of migrants moving into Mizoram from Myanmar increase, these illegal activities are likely to get further accentuated.