Aizawl: Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department officials seized 1 kilo and 322 grams of heroin from 2 places in Aizawl on Sunday and arrested 4 persons including 3 women, department spokesperson Peter Zohmingthanga said on Monday.
Zohmingthanga said that the officials seized 1 kilo and 216 grams of heroin from a homestay in Bawngkawn neighbourhood of northern part of Aizawl and arrested Lamminthang Singson (40), resident of Monglen Phai, Churachandpur District, Manipur and Chingmuankim (31), resident of Thingkahphai, Churachandpur, Manipur in this connection.
The Excise and Narcotics officials, in coordination with local civil society organisation, seized 106 grams of heroin at Salem Veng locality in the southern part of Aizawl and arrested Lalawmpuii (30) and Zonunsiami (46) both residents of Salem Veng neighbourhood.
The four accused persons are booked under relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act) and produced them before the Special Judge (ND and PS Act) on Monday.
Zohmingthanga said that some internally displaced persons of Manipur taking shelter in Mizoram have been arrested for possession and trafficking of drugs from Myanmar.
The Excise and Narcotics department cautioned the people of the state to ensure that their guests or tenants are not indulge in the nefarious activities.