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32.6 grams of heroin worth around Rs 1.6 lakh seized by Narcotics Department officials.

Published:February 17, 2014 7:48 pm

Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department officials seized 32.6 grams of heroin worth around Rs 1.6 lakh in a local market near Aizawl yesterday, an official statement said today.

One person, identified as Vanlalmawia (22) of Zokhawthar hamlet in Champhai district, was arrested for allegedly carrying the drugs in the pocket of his jacket, it said.

The contraband was seized from Vanlalmawia when he was travelling in a maxi-cab plying between Aizawl and Mizoram-Myanmar border Champhai town, the statement said, adding the accused was booked under relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985.

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