The paramilitary forces on Sunday recovered 11,500 kgs of smuggled areca nuts worth Rs 32.20 lakhs at Ruantlang in Mizoram’s Champhai district.

Paramilitary forces conducted the joint operation with the custom preventive force.

Meanwhile, Champhai district administration has prohibited trucks carrying areca nuts smuggled from Myanmar from crossing Chalbawiha Junction police check gate in Champhai town.

The prohibitory order will come into effect from December 15.

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The order stated that the illegal smuggling of eracu nuts from Myanmar has resulted in the smuggling of many contrabands into the state.

In a similar operation on Saturday, the Assam Rifles in collaboration with state police seized 124 grams of heroin and arrested one person at Tlangsam village along the Mizoram- Myanmar border in the district.

The seized contraband, worth Rs 10 lakhs in the local market, was smuggled from Myanmar.

Meanwhile, Assam Rifles (East) inspector general (IG), major general Ranjit Singh also met Mizoram governor, PS Sreedharan Pillai at the Raj Bhavan and discussed on the security of border areas and the challenges faced by Assam Rifles in their border posts within Mizoram.


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