|14 people held for selling fuel in Mizoram|
AIZAWL, July 11 - In separate incidents in Mizoram, at least 16 people, most of them women, have been nabbed for allegedly selling fuel without valid permit and for possession of heroin, a police statement said.
The statement said that a special drive was conducted by Mizoram Police from July 4, in various localities of Aizawl against sale of petrol and diesel in black market. During the drive, 272 litres of petrol was seized and 14 people, including 12 women, were arrested till date, the statement added. The accused were booked under Section 188 of the IPC.
The police also arrested two persons for possessing heroin during random checking near Mualkawi village in Champhai district on Tuesday, the statement said.
The contraband worth Rs 9 lakh in the local market was concealed in soap cases. The accused were booked under relevant section of Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropics Substance (ND&PS) Act, 1985. They were latter sent to Champhai district jail after being produced before the magistrate on Wednesday.