Mizoram heroin

Aizawl, March 16: Two persons, one of them a Myanmar national, was held with heroin in Mizoram, officials said on Thursday.

Acting on a tip-off, officials of the Excise and Narcotics Department seized 69.9 grams of heroin from the possession of a 32-year-old Myanmar national in Serchhip town on Wednesday, they said.

In another operation on Tuesday, 123 grams of heroin was seized near the Myanmar border in east Mizoram’s Champhai district, they said.

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A 24-year-old man from Champhai town was arrested.

The two accused were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act), officials said, refusing to disclose the value of the seized drugs to avoid encouraging smuggling.