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Areca nuts worth over Rs 1 crore seized in Mizoram’s Champhai

AIZAWL: Assam Rifles troops recovered a huge amount of illegal areca nuts from Mizoram’s Champhai district.

521 bags of illegal areca nuts were recovered from General Area Ruantlang yesterday.

The approximate cost of the seized areca nuts is Rs 1,03,54,500.

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The operation was carried out by a joint team of 8 Assam Rifles, 2 Assam Rifles, and Customs Department, Champhai based on specific information.

The Customs Department Champhai, Dist Champhai seized the contraband items for further legal proceedings.

Ongoing smuggling of Areca Nuts is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram, especially along the India-Myanmar Border.

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