The troops of Assam Rifles have confiscated a large stash of foreign-origin cigarettes worth of Rs 2.71 crore from Mizoram’s Champhai district.
Based on specific inputs, the Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) alongwith the Custom Preventive Force of Champhai launched a joint operation in the Champhai District, which led to the seizure of these foreign-origin cigarettes.
During the operation, the security forces recovered 209 cases of foreign-origin cigarettes worth of Rs 2,71,70,000 from Zotlang area in Mizoram’s Champhai district.
Meanwhile, a person was also apprehended in connection with the incident.
These seized items and detained one individual was handed-over to the Customs department of Champhai for further legal proceedings.