In a significant operation against drug trafficking, security forces in Mizoram and Tripura have confiscated a substantial amount of heroin worth Rs 15.59 crore and apprehended seven drug peddlers within the last 24 hours. Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department officials seized 3,310 grams of heroin valued at Rs 13.34 crore from locations near Aizawl, resulting in the arrest of four individuals.
The suspects, aged 25 to 40 and hailing from southern Assam districts, are believed to be part of a larger smuggling network. Meanwhile, in Tripura, a joint operation involving the police and Assam Rifles led to the arrest of three youths with 558 grams of heroin in the Unakoti district. The drugs, valued at Rs 2.25 crore, were being transported in a car from southern Assam.
Both states indicated that the preliminary information suggests the drugs were smuggled from Myanmar, with Mizoram acting as a transit route for distribution to other parts of the country. The porous borders of Tripura and Mizoram often make these regions susceptible to various types of smuggling activities, including drugs, arms, and exotic items.