In a significant operation, the Excise and Narcotics Department in Mizoram successfully seized a massive cache of 1 lakh methamphetamine tablets, valued at over Rs 1.27 crore, in two distinct operations. The crackdown led to the arrest of two individuals from Tripura linked to the illicit trade.
Seizure Operations Unfold
Prompted by actionable intelligence, the department launched a search operation in Aizawl. Their efforts resulted in intercepting a Mahindra Scorpio during which they discovered a concealed stash of 20,000 methamphetamine tablets within the vehicle.
The investigation expanded as authorities delved deeper into the matter, ultimately revealing an additional 80,000 tablets. The combined haul reached an astonishing total of 1 lakh tablets, with an estimated street value of Rs 1.27 crore.
Apprehension of Smuggling Operatives
The individuals apprehended in connection with this significant drug seizure are identified as Litan Nama (28) and Jakir Hussain (23). Both individuals hail from Tripura’s Sepahijala district and are now in custody for their alleged involvement in the smuggling operation.
This operation serves as a notable achievement in curbing the illegal drug trade, reflecting the dedicated efforts of law enforcement agencies in Mizoram.