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The nabbed persons and seized heroin. Image credit - Northeast Now

Officials of Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department and Assam Rifles troopers seized 158 grams of heroin and nabbed four drug peddlers at two different locations in Aizawl on Tuesday and Wednesday.

A statement issued by the Excise and Narcotics department said the department officials and Assam Rifles troopers conducted a joint operation on Wednesday at Aizawl’s Tawngtai Mual area and recovered 133 grams of heroin.

Two peddlers identified as Lalliansanga (22), a resident of Zokhawthar village in Champhai district Lalkhawngaiha (41) from Aizawl’s Saron Veng were arrested for possessing the contraband items, it said.

In another seizure, the excise department also recovered 25 grams of heroin in the Maubawk area in Aizawl on Tuesday and arrested two persons – Lalzarliana (45), a resident of Lianpui in Champhai district and R. Liantluanga (38), resident of Kulikawn in Aizawl, it said.

All the seized contraband worth Rs 4.2 lakh were smuggled from Myanmar, it said.

The accused were booked under relevant sections of The Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the statement added.

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