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Methamphetamine seizure in Mizoram: Two Myanmarese nationals apprehended

Two Myanmarese nationals were arrested in Mizoram's Champhai district for possession of methamphetamine tablets following an operation by state excise and narcotics officials in Tlangsam village near the India-Myanmar border.

Nitin Kumar Edited By: Nitin Kumar @Niitz1 Aizawl Published on: February 22, 2024 6:52 IST
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In a significant development, Mizoram's Champhai district witnessed the apprehension of two Myanmarese individuals on Wednesday for the possession of methamphetamine tablets, according to an official statement. Officials from the state excise and narcotics department undertook an operation in Tlangsam village, located near the India-Myanmar border, on Wednesday. During the operation, a substantial quantity of 5 lakh methamphetamine tablets was confiscated from the possession of the two Myanmarese nationals, as stated by the official report.

Arrested suspects identified

The arrested individuals were identified as Lallawmzuali (28) and Lalramzauva (31), hailing from Khawmawi village in Myanmar's Chin state, according to the statement.

Drugs smuggled from Myanmar

Authorities revealed that the seized drugs were smuggled into Mizoram from Myanmar, indicating the transnational nature of the illegal narcotics trade.

Legal action initiated

The duo has been charged under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985, marking a decisive step in combating drug-related offenses in the region.

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