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Heroin seized

 AIZAWL, July 9 - Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department officials on Saturday seized 28.5 grams of heroin from Zotlang village close to Mizoram-Myanmar border in Champhai district, a department spokesman said.

The spokesman said that Lalmuanpuii (22) of Champhai town was arrested for alleged possession of the contraband worth around Rs 1 lakh.

He said that the seized heroin was reportedly smuggled from neighbouring Myanmar with which Mizoram shares 404-km long porous international border.

The accused was remanded to custody and booked under relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. – PTI

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