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Mizoram: In largest ever haul, banned Methamphetamine tablets worth over Rs. 167 crores recovered

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Aizawl, Sept 25: A joint team of Zokhawthar Police and Assam Rifles recovered 5,05,000 tablets (55.80 kgs) of Methamphetamine tablets at Melbuk village, Champhai district on Friday evening.

The seized contrabands are worth Rs 167,86,20,000 in the market. A 41-year-old female named Lalrindiki d/o of Zakapthanga of Zokhawthar village, Champhai district was apprehended.

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Based on the information received, a patrolling was launched by joint team of Zokhawthar post of Serchhip battalion and Zokhawthar Police at Melbuk village near Melbuk cemetery on September 23, 2022, at around 5.30 PM.

The team noticed the movement of a suspected vehicle at around 6.55 PM. The vehicle was stopped and individual was intercepted by the team and a thorough spot checking was carried out.

During the checking it was revealed that the individual was carrying 50 bundles suspected to be Methamphetamine tablets (Qty – 5,05,000 tablets ) tactically hidden in various compartments of the vehicle.

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During weighing by the team, the total weight of Methamphetamine tablets was found to be 55.80 Kgs. The entire consignment of Methamphetamine tablets was seized and the lady was taken into custody by the joint team on spot and handed over to Zokhawthar police for further legal proceedings.

This is the highest single recovery of Methamphetamine tablets recorded in Mizoram so far.

Ongoing smuggling of Methamphetamine tablets is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border.

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