Assam Rifles recovers drug Methamphetamine tablets worth Rs.167.86 crores in Mizoram

Shillong, Sept 25:  Assam Rifles recovered Methamphetamine tablets (Qty – 5,05,000 tablets, total weight – 55.80 Kgs) worth Rs 167,86,20,000/- in Melbuk Village, Champhai District of Mizoram on 23 Sep 2022. The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar Police based on specific information.

The operation was launched by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Zokhawthar Police late evening on 23 Sep 22. A vehicle was spotted by the joint team moving suspiciously and on being intercepted and checked,it was found to be carrying Methamphetamine tablets (5,05,000 in number).

The drugs were being carried by a woman in the vehicle and has a market value of approximately Rs 167,86,20,000/- (167.86 Crores). The seized items and detained woman were handed over to Zokhawthar Police Station, Champhai District, Mizoram on 24 Sep 2022 for further investigation & legal proceedings.

In the past one year and more, Assam Rifles has been actively chasing the illegal movement of drugs, weapon and explosives. The disturbed internal situation in Myanmar has led a spike in this illegal trans border movement ofcontraband and people. If the number of migrants moving into Mizoram from Myanmar increase, these illegal activities are likely to get further accentuated.




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