Assam Rifles seized 120 bags of smuggled human hairs in the Chhungte area under the Champhai district near the India-Myanmar border.

The illegal consignment of human hair was seized as without any valid documents, Assam Rifles said.

The operation was carried out by a joint team of Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters, Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) and Customs department based on specific information, Assam Rifles said.

The contraband worth Rs. 1.80 lakh was handed over to the customs department or further step.

Human hair, which is considered a waste material in most parts of the world, is a highly versatile material with significant potential in several critical areas such as agriculture, medical applications, construction materials, and pollution control.

Human hair is also used for making wigs.

Hair is also weaved into mats that help protect the plant’s roots from weather and insects.

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