Assam Rifles seizes foreign cigarettes worth over Rs 6 lakh at Champhai
AIZAWL: In yet another success in its crusade against smuggling activities, the Serchip Battalion of Headquarter of 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (East), recovered foreign-origin cigarettes worth Rs 6,05,800 in the general area RuantlangChamphai on Wednesday, stated a press release.
The operation was carried out by a team of 8 Assam Rifles, 2 Assam Rifles and 10 Assam Rifles, acting on specific information.
The seized cigarettes have been handed over to the Customs Department at Champhai for further legal proceedings. Ongoing smuggling of foreign-origin cigarettes is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border.
Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of the Northeast’ have continued their efforts against the smuggling activities in Mizoram.