• BSF seizes narcotic drugs valued at Rs 1.03 crore; apprehends 5 including a Myanmarese national


    KARIMGANJ/AIZAWL: In a big haul, the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Tuesday, seized narcotic drugs valued at Rs 1.03 crore in two different operations in Assam and Mizoram and arrested five drug dealers.

    Acting on specific information, BSF intelligence team with the troops of its 7th battalion, intercepted a vehicle at the Karimganj-Badarpur junction on National Highway 37, and seized 18,000 Yaba tablets, valued at Rs 90 lakh in the grey market.

    Two drug dealers, Ismail Hussain and Md Hussain Ali Mirdha were apprehended along with the contraband drugs.

    The arrested duo, Hussain (38) and Mirdha (36) hail from Barpeta district of Assam.

    Both the drug dealers, along with the seized items, were later handed over to the police

    A joint team of the BSF and Excise and Narcotics department, Aizawl, carried out another operation at Bawnkawn junction in Aizawl and apprehended two drug dealers and seized 359 grams of heroin, valued at Rs 13.05 lakh in the grey market, from their possession.

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    Both the arrested drug peddlers, F Lalrinmawia (27) and Jerry Lalrammuana, hail from Mizoram.

    On the other hand, the team also apprehended a Myanmarese national Lalhre Liana (20) who supplied the consignment of drugs.

    All the three drug dealers, along with the seized item, were handed over to the Excise and Narcotics department, Aizawl.

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