17 June 2011: A large amount of Indian medicines estimated to be worth Rs 40 lakhs was seized from two Burmese nationals in Mizoram state, northeast India by the anti drug squad of Mizoram on 11 June.
The medicines are Pseudoephedrine. About 3,99,500 capsules were seized from a Sumo vehicle in Bawngkawn Lunglei Road in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram by Assam Rifles and the personnel of the Special Narcotic Cell under the Superintendent of Central Intelligence Department at around 5:45 p.m. local time.
The peddlers were identified as Lalrotlinga from Tahan block of Kalemyo, Sagaing division and Lalnuntluanga from Chanmari block of Aizawl.
“Many Indian medicines are used as drugs by local youths,” said a doctor of a private clinic in Aizawl.
Similarly, Zapianga son of Lalnghinglova from Zohmun Village of Tamu Township, Sagaing division, Burma was arrested by the Excise and Narcotics Anti-Narcotic Squad of Mizoram with 42 grammes of opium. The current black market price of opium seized is around Rs. 2 lakhs. – Khonumthung News