The troops of Assam Rifles have nabbed a Myanmar national with 120 grams of heroin from the NgurIn area in Mizoram.
“The Serchhip battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles, under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered 120 grams heroin no-4, in general area NgurIn Mizoram on Tuesday,” said Assam rifles in a statement.
The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles along with Customs Preventive Force Champhai based on specific information, it said.
The approximate value of the seized heroin is around Rs 48, 00,000 in the international market.
Ongoing smuggling of drugs is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar border, the Assam Rifles added.