The Border Security Force (BSF) troops have nabbed a person in Mizoram’s Kolasib district and recovered heroin valued at Rs six crore from him.
Acting on a tip-off, the para-military soldiers on Friday evening laid a trap at Chhinluang village along National Highway-306 and detained the 47-year-old drug peddler Ramneithanga and recovered 808.6 grams of heroin contained in a bag from his possession, said a BSF spokesperson.
The apprehended person along with seized contraband has been handed over to the Excise and Narcotics department for further legal action under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
Officials suspect that the drugs were smuggled from neighboring Myanmar.
The drugs especially the heroin and highly addictive methamphetamine tablets, also commonly known as ‘Yaba’ or ‘party tablets’ or ‘WY’ (World is Yours), is a synthetic drug containing a mix of methamphetamine and caffeine and various other contraband as well as arms and ammunition were often smuggled from Myanmar.
Myanmar shares a 1,643-km of the unfenced border with four north-eastern states — Mizoram (510 km), Arunachal Pradesh (520 km), Manipur (398 km) and Nagaland (215 km).