- NET Web Desk
The Serchhip Battalion of Headquarter 23 Sector Assam Rifles, recovered 521 bags of Areca Nuts approximate cost of Rs 1,03,54,500/- in Ruantlang on 10 October 2021.
The operation was carried out by a joint team of 8 Assam Rifles, 2 Assam Rifles, and Customs Department, Champhai based on a tip-off.
The approximate cost of the recovered Areca Nuts is Rs 1,03,54,500/-. As the Customs Department Champhai, Dist Champhai seized the contraband items on 10 October 2021 for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of Areca Nuts is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border and several such operations have been conducted in the past.