Heroin worth over Rs 57 lakh have been seized by the troopers of Assam Rifles from Bawngkawn Shalom area in Aizawl, Mizoram.

The seized heroin weighed 128 grams and carries a market value of Rs 57,60,000.

The contraband item was seized in a joint operation by troopers of Aizawl Battalion of Assam Rifles and Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department.

2 persons have also been arrested by the Assam Rifles troopers in connection with the seizure.

“Ongoing smuggling of drugs is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border,” the Assam Rifles said.

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