As many as 1,529 people including 173 women have died due to drug abuse in Mizoram since 1984.
This was revealed in the records of the state Excise & Narcotics department.
According to reports, of the 1,529 drug-related deaths, 190 people died from heroin overdose while the rest died due to abuse of pharmaceutical drugs like Spasmo-proxyvon and Parvon spas, the records has stated.
Though Spasmo-proxyvon and Parvon spas were the main killer drugs till 2015, heroin has emerged as the biggest single killer drug during three years from 2016.
The record also said that Mizoram recorded maximum number of drug-related deaths in 2004 with 143 people succumbing to addiction. The records also said that at least 56 people, including 10 women were killed due to substance abuse during last year, of which 17 were due to heroin overdose.
During the current year as on January 30, at least five people, including a woman have died due to drug abuse, the records added.
The records further said that at least 2,327 people, including 29 foreigners were arrested in drug related cases during last year.
While 1,482 people were arrested under Mizoram Liquor (Prohibition & Control) Act, 2014, 662 people were booked under Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropics Substance (ND&PS) Act, 1985 and 154 were arrested under Mizoram Excise Act, 1973 during last year, the records said.