The Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles has recovered 127 bags of areca nuts from the Pangkhua Forest Gate Guard at Mizoram’s Lawngtlai district.

A joint team of Assam Rifles and Sangau police conducted an operation at the Pangkhua Forest Gate area on June 16 based on specific inputs.

No person has been arrested.

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The areca nuts are estimated to cost Rs 32, 30,880 in the market.

The Sangau seized the contraband items.

Over the past few months the Assam Rifles have been conducting similar operations in collaboration with Mizoram police as well as other departments concerned to root out cross-border smuggling activities.

Different contraband items, including areca nuts are shipped across the Indo-Myanmar international border in Mizoram by smugglers.

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