The Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles has recovered 954 bags of areca nuts from Khawbung in Mizoram’s Champhai district.

The contraband was seized during a joint operation conducted by a joint team of Assam Rifles personnel and officials of the Custom Preventive Force in Khawbung on Tuesday.

The seized areca nuts are worth Rs 2,14,52,280 in the market.

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These bags containing areca nuts were reportedly being ferried in two trucks when they were seized.

They were meant to be smuggled across the Indo-Myanmar international border in Champhai.

Assam Rifles recently recovered 395 bags of areca nuts from Vaphai in Mizoram’s Champhai district.

They were worth over Rs 74,000 in the market.

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