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Myanmarese national nabbed with heroin worth Rs 2.14 Cr in Aizawl

Myanmarese national nabbed with heroin worth Rs 2.14 Cr in Aizawl

The District Special Branch (DSB) of Aizawl, Mizoram, and a column of the 2 Assam Rifles jointly apprehended a suspected drug dealer with a major consignment of the banned heroin drug.

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Myanmarese national nabbed with heroin worth Rs 2.14 Cr in Aizawl Myanmarese national nabbed with heroin worth Rs 2.14 Cr in Aizawl

The District Special Branch (DSB) of Aizawl, Mizoram, and a column of the 2 Assam Rifles jointly apprehended a suspected drug dealer with a major consignment of the banned heroin drug.

In a joint operation, the security forces seized 428.04 grams of heroin (valued at Rs 2.14 crores in the international market) from Myanmarese national Khupzatunga (42), a resident of Darkhai Khawthar in Myanmar.

Officials have said that the contraband was concealed in 34 soap cases which were seized from the accused in the State capital Aizawl. 

A case has been registered at the Kulikawn police station and further investigations are underway.

In the wake of the military coup a year ago, Myanmar has emerged as a major hotbed of criminal activity and drug production.

Narcotics produced locally in Myanmar, including opium, methamphetamine, and heroin are shipped to South East Asia beyond.

Since Myanmar shares a porous border with Northeast Indian states, it is not uncommon for state officials to nab criminals from the neighboring country on the Indian side of the border.