In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 50 bags of Areca Nuts in General Area Tlangsam in Mizoram on Wednesday.
The operation was carried out by a team of Assam Rifles and Customs Preventive Force Champhai District based on specific information.
Approximate cost of the recovered Areca Nuts is Rs 7,00,000 /-. As the Customs Preventive Force Champhai District seized the contraband items, they also detained one individual.
Ongoing smuggling of drugs is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border. Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ have continued their efforts against the smuggling activities in Mizoram