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Assam Rifles seized betel nut worth Rs 1 crore in Mizoram : Report 13 Oct 2021

Assam Rifles seized betel nut worth Rs 1 crore in Mizoram

In yet another success in their operation against smuggling activities, soldiers of Assam Rifles stationed in Mizoram recovered smuggled betel nut worth Rs 1,03,54,500 at Ruantlang in Champhai district.

The betel nut was recovered during an operation conducted by Serchhip Battalion of Headquarters 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Assam Rifles (East) on Sunday, HQ IGAR (East) said in a statement, NE Now reported.

During the operation, the Assam Rifles personnel recovered 521 bags of arecanut.

“The operation was carried out by a joint team of 8 Assam Rifles, 2 Assam Rifles and Custom Department, Champhai based on specific inputs,” the statement said.

The estimated value of the recovered arecanut is Rs 1,03,54,500.

The Customs Department, Champhai on Sunday confiscated the banned items for further legal proceedings.

“The ongoing smuggling of arecanut is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the Indo-Myanmar border. The Assam Rifles, popularly known as the ‘Prahari of the Northeast’, continues its efforts against smuggling activities in Mizoram.”

Earlier on Friday, the Serchhip Battalion of Headquarter 23 Sector Assam Rifles had recovered 180 bags of betel nut on Melbuk-Champhai road in Champhai district of Mizoram.

The estimated value of the recovered items has been estimated at Rs 34,34,400.

Acting on specific information, the operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Customs Department, Champhai.

Assam Rifles seized betel nut worth Rs 1.03 crore in Mizoram
Assam Rifles seized betel nut worth Rs 1.03 crore in Mizoram

The Assam Rifles said that the customs department of Champhai seized the banned material on Friday for further legal proceedings.

Assam Rifles seized betel nut worth Rs 1 crore in Mizoram

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