Assam Rifles recover 100 bags of areca nuts worth Rs 56 lakh in Mizoram's Champhai

Apr 13, 2024

Champhai (Mizoram) [India], April 13 : In another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Assam Rifles recovered 100 bags (80 kg each) of areca nuts worth Rs 56 lakh and weighing 8000 kilogrammes in Ruantlang, Champhai district, officials said on Saturday.
According to an official release, based on specific information, the operation was carried out by a combined team of Assam Rifles in Champhai with the Customs Preventive Force on Friday. The entire consignment of areca nuts was handed over to Custom Preventive Force Champhai for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of contraband items is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram and India. Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the 'Sentinels of Northeast', has continued their efforts against illegal smuggling and has also doubled its efforts to nab the kingpins of the smuggling of contraband items in Mizoram.
A day before, Assam Rifles had also conducted two separate operations in Mizoram's Aizawl and Hnahlan and recovered heroin worth Rs 11 crore. The team also apprehended two Myanmar nationals, aged 50 and 53.