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Mizoram: Assam Rifle recovers foreign-origin cigarettes worth more than Rs 7 lakh

Champhai (Mizoram) [India], November 21 (ANI): In another crackdown against smuggling activities, Assam Rifles, with Customs Preventive Force Champhai, recovered five cases and 43 packets of foreign-origin cigarettes worth Rs 7.059 lakh in the general area of Iron Bridge Zokhawthar, Champhai district, on November 20, 2023.

"The operation was carried out in Zokhawthar by a combined team of Assam Rifles with representatives of Customs Preventive Force Champhai, based on specific information.The entire consignment of foreign-origin cigarettes has a value of Rs Rupees Seven lakh five thousand nine hundred only and the recovered consignment has been handed over to Custom Preventive Force Champhai for further legal proceedings," read the release from Assam Rifle.

The ongoing smuggling of contraband items is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram and India.
Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the 'Sentinels of Northeast' have continued their efforts against illegal smuggling and have also doubled their efforts to nab the kingpins of the smuggling of contraband items in Mizoram. (ANI)