The crackdown against illegal areca nut transportation continues in North East. The Assam Rifles troops have managed to seize a huge consignment of illegal areca nuts on Wednesday (13 January 2021), which costs a whooping amount of Rs 3.8 crore.
The Assam Rifles have recovered the huge cache of illegal areca nuts from two different locations in Mizoram and Manipur. The operation was carried out, based on specific inputs from the sources.
The Assam Rifles informed about the operation through a tweet on Thursday. The official handle of the Assam Rifles tweeted, “Assam Rifles troops on 13 January intercepted and recovered large quantity of illegal Areca Nuts (approx Rs 3.8 Cr) from Champhai District (Mizoram) and Churachandpur District (Manipur).”
They further added, “Recovered goods handed over to the concerned department.” The illegal trafficking of various other commodities has also been going on for a long time through the Myanmar-Manipur border, including drugs and liquors. The Burmese bettle nuts are also transported illegally through the Manipur border to Assam and other states of India. The crackdown on this huge store of areca nut is no doubt a good step towards curbing the network of such illegal traffickers.