Heroin worth over Rs 19 lakh seized, Myanmarese arrested in Mizoram

Aizawl, Feb 14 (PTI) A 47-year-old Myanmarese has been arrested and heroin worth Rs 19.25 lakh seized from his possession in Mizoram’s Hnahthial district, an official said on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off, Excise and Narcotics Department sleuths along with Assam Rifles personnel seized 667 gm of heroin from the man in a forest near New Ngharchhip village along the India-Myanmar border on Saturday evening, a spokesperson of the department said.

The contraband is suspected to have been smuggled from Myanmar, he said.

The accused has been booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.