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Mizoram: 14 people nabbed for selling fuel, 2 held with heroin

Mizoram: 14 people nabbed for selling fuel, 2 held with heroin
July 11
15:42 2019

NET Bureau

In separate incidents in Mizoram, at least 16 people, most of them women, have been nabbed for allegedly selling fuel without valid permit and for possession of heroin, a police statement said on July 10.
The statement said that a special drive was conducted by the Mizoram state police from July 4 on the direction of Aizawl district deputy commissioner in various localities of Aizawl to curb, seize and arrest people involved in selling petrol and diesel in black market.
During the drive, 272 litre of petrol was seized and at least 14 people, including 12 women were arrested in connection with the seizure till date, the statement added. The accused were booked under Section 188 of the IPC.

The state police also arrested two persons for possessing certain quantity of heroin during random checking near Mualkawi village in Champhai district on Tuesday, the police statement said.
The accused were identified as Khawlneihmawii (44 years), a resident of Chhimluang in Kolasib district and Liansianga (70 years) of Champhai’s Dinthar Veng.
The contraband worth Rs 9 lakh in the local market was concealed in soap cases. The accused were booked under relevant section of Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropics Substance (ND&PS) Act, 1985. They were later sent to Champhai district jail after being produced before the magistrate on July 10, according to the police.
The state police, in a separate statement said that intensive operation was launched in Champhai district since June. So far, various drugs worth Rs 6.99 crore and heroin worth Rs 17 lakh have been seized in the operation.

Those seized include 480 cans of beer, 520 litre of BEDC, 2 bags of yeast, 20 litre of locally brewed liquor, 442 kg of Metamphetamine and 446 gram of heroin, the statement said.
At least 24 criminal cases were registered at Champhai police station during June. Of these, 9 were registered under ND&PS Act, 1 under arm act, 2 under POCSO Act, 4 drug related cases, 3 burglary, 2 jail escape and 1 human trafficking case, among others.
The state police have been launching massive combat against drugs, the police statement said.

 

Source: The Morung Express

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