In their continued efforts against smuggling activities, the Assam Rifles troops on Friday recovered 50 cases of smuggled foreign-origin cigarettes in the Rauntlang area of Mizoram.

The operation was carried out by the Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) jointly with 20 FIT and Customs department, based on specific information.

It is estimated that the recovered smuggled foreign-origin cigarettes will Rs 65 lakh in the international market.

The Customs Preventive Force at Champhai seized the contraband items, Assam Rifles said in a statement.

Ongoing smuggling of drugs is a major cause of concern for Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar border.

Also read: Mizoram: Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 13 lakhs recovered from Champhai district

Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ has continued their efforts against the smuggling activities in Mizoram.

Meanwhile, the Lunglei Battalion of Headquarter 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter IGAR (East), conducted a lecture on ‘Career Counselling’ at Tuipang on Friday.

Also read: Mizoram: Heroin, foreign cigarettes and beer seized by Assam Rifles, 2 smugglers arrested

During the lecture, students were apprised about the various avenues of government or private jobs after passing out the high school and intermediate examinations, and after completing graduation and postgraduation.

A total of 26 students attended the lecture class.

In view of making the people aware of Clean India and Green India, The Aizawl Battalion of Assam Rifles conducted a cleanliness drive at Ngopa, Mimbung, Kawlbem, N/Vaikhawtlang and Hnahlan on Friday.

The aim of the cleanliness drive was to create awareness aiming the student and villagers about the necessity of cleanliness and its benefits.

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