The Assam Rifles troops deployed in Mizoram recovered illegal foreign liquor worth Rs 8 lakh during an operation at Ngurkawn in Champhai district along the international border with Myanmar.
The operation was carried out by the Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East),
This was a part of the Assam Rifles battalion’s crusade against smuggling activities.
The Assam Rifles troops recovered 70 cases of foreign-made illegal liquor in the general area of Ngurkawn in Mizoram on August 14, 2021, the HQ IGAR (East) said in a statement.
The operation was carried out by a team of Assam Rifles on the basis of specific information.
The approximate cost of the recovered foreign-made illegal liquor will be Rs. 8 lakh, according to the statement.
The recovered items were handed over to the excise & narcotics department of Champhai district for further legal proceedings.
The excise & narcotics department sleuths also detained one individual in connection with the recovery.
Ongoing smuggling of drugs is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar border.
Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ has continued their efforts against the smuggling activities in Mizoram.