Aizawl: A team of Assam Rifles recovered foreign-origin cigarettes worth Rs 5,17,400 from the General Area in Zokhawthar of Champhai district last evening.

A statement by the Assam Rifles read that the operation was carried out by a combined team of Assam Rifles and customs preventive team Champhai on specific information.

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The approximate cost of the recovered foreign-origin cigarettes is Rs 5,17,400. 

The seized items were handed over to customs preventive force Champhai for further legal proceedings.

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Ongoing smuggling is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border. 

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