Drugs of Worth 168 Crores Recovered, Two Arrested from Myanmar Border


Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police conducted a joint operation and recovered a large quantity of narcotics during the raids. Police have seized methamphetamine tablets worth Rs 167.86 crore from near Myanmar border in Champhai district.

On Friday, an operation was conducted jointly by the Serchhip Battalion of Assam Rifles and the state police in Melbuk village to recover party drugs from the possession of a woman peddler. A huge consignment of 5,05,000 tablets (55.80 kg) of methamphetamine was seized from the woman. The police officer says that during the joint operation, for the first time, the biggest consignment has been caught. The official said that during the last three years, the Assam Rifles has seized medicines worth over Rs 200 crore.

Police say that during the action on the information of the informer, a vehicle was stopped on the road. A woman peddler and driver have been apprehended with 55.80 kg of methamphetamine tablets from the car. The woman had hidden drugs worth Rs 167.86 crore in different compartments of the car. Both the accused and the confiscated material were handed over to Jokhawthar police station on Saturday for further investigation and legal action, he said. According to the official, smuggling of methamphetamine tablets into Mizoram, especially along the Indo-Myanmar border, is a major cause of concern at present.