– Ezrela Dalidia Fanai
Smuggling of contraband has been a major issue for Mizoram. Drugs and other illegal substances are being confiscated intermittently.
A joint team of Serchhip Battalion, Assam Rifles, and Customs Department of Champhai seized 200 Packets of foreign-origin cigarettes in Old Hrikawn on August 10.
The approximate cost of the seized foreign-origin cigarettes is Rs. 6,96,000 in the market.
The recovered items have been handed over to Customs Station, Zokhawthar, Champhai District for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of drugs is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border.