Acting on a tip-off, officials of Mizoram Excise & Narcotics department have seized 168 grams of heroin. 

One person has also been arrested in connection with the seizure in Aizawl’s Bethlehem Vengthlang neighbourhood on Monday, an official statement said. 

A peddler identified as Lalmalsawma (46), who lives in a rented house at Bethlehem Vengthlang, has been arrested for possessing the contraband, it said. 

The contraband has been estimated to be worth Rs 4.55 lakh in the local market. 

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The dugs consignment was smuggled from Myanmar, the statement said. 

The accused was booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the statement added. 

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