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Drugs worth Rs.97.5 cr seized in Mizoram; 1 held

AIZAWL, MAR 1 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 3/1/2020 12:50:01 PM IST

In a major drug haul, Mizoram police Saturday seized 39 lakhs tablets of methamphetamine worth Rs. 97.50 crore from a Silchar bound truck and arrested one person at Vairengte near Assam border.

The driver of the truck, identified as one Ramnunmawia of Zokhawthar in Champhai district on the Mizoram-Myanmar border, was arrested, police said.

Police said that the contraband worth Rs 97.50 crore in the international market were packed in 390 polythene packets and were hidden inside a compartment on the body floor of the vehicle.

Upon investigation, Ramnunmawia  told police that the drugs belonged to Lalsiammawia of Champhai, who offered him Rs 5,000 to hand over the contraband to a certain person in Silchar. He, however, did not disclose the identity of the person whom he should hand over the drugs in Silchar, the police said. Police registered a case against the accused and investigation into the matter is on.

 

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