Troopers of Assam Rifles on Friday recovered 250 grams of heroin at Ruantlang village in Mizoram’s Champhai district near Myanmar border, a statement by Assam Rifles said. 

The operation was carried out jointly by a team of Serchhip battalion of 23 sector Assam Rifles and officials of Customs department, it said. 

The contraband worth Rs 1 crore was handed over to the Customs department, it said. 

The statement said that drug smuggling is a major cause of concern for Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border. 

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The paramilitary force, which is christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ have been making efforts to curb drug trafficking in Mizoram, the statement added. 

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