Mizoram: Assam Rifles recovers foreign cigarettes worth ₹5.46 crore in Mizoram’s Champhai

Team India Sentinels Thursday 3rd of November 2022 04:23 PM

Assam Rifles personnel with seized foreign cigarette in Mizoram .

Champhai: In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, Serchhip Battalion of 23 Sector Assam Rifles recovered 420 cases of foreign-origin cigarettes worth ₹5.46 crore in General Area Ruantlang near Tiau river of Champhai district in Mizoram, on Thursday.

The operation was carried out by a joint team of Assam Rifles and Custom Preventive Force, Champhai based on specific information.

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The Assam Rifles team recovered the items which were dumped in General Area Ruantlang near Tiau River.

Approximate cost of the recovered foreign origin cigarette is Rs 5.46 crore.

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The seized items were handed over to Customs department, Champhai on November 3 for further legal proceedings.

“Ongoing smuggling of foreign origin cigarette is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border,” an Assam Rifles official said.

Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ have continued their efforts against the smuggling activities in Mizoram, he said.

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