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228 gm heroin seized, 2 held in Mizoram

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Officials of the Excise and Narcotics department seized 228 gm of and arrested two persons for possessing the contraband, department Tuesday said.

The accused were arrested from different places on Monday night, the said.

Zohmingthanga said, in the first incident, the department officials seized 154 gm of from a person called Nagzakhup and arrested him from the trade centre of Zokhawthar in district near the Mizoram- border.

Nagzakhup is a resident of Tahan in Myanmar, the said.

In the second incident, the department officials seized around 74 gm from a person called Lalchhingpuii and arrested him from southern Mizoram's district.

Nangzakhup and Lalchhingpuii were booked under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, the spokesperson said.

The seized contraband is estimated to be around Rs 8 lakh in the local market, the spokesperson added.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 17:25 IST