Aizawl: Mizoram Police made a significant catch of suspected rare Methamphetamine (Crystal meth) on Tuesday at the Lengpui Airport. The drug weighing 10.4 Kgs. (approx.) amounts to around Rs. 31 crores in the international market. This particular catch by the Mizoram police is considered to be the biggest and the rarest in recent times.
According to report from Mizoram Police Media Cell PHQ, the contraband was being peddled to Delhi from Myanmar by a lady accused named Lalremthangi (38) in a suitcase. When the suitcase was scanned at INDIGO security X-ray baggage inspection system at the Airport, suspicious packages were found. On receiving the above information, Mizoram Police’s ANTF (Anti-Narcotics Task Force) unit sprung into action, detected and seized the contraband substance. The lady was immediately arrested and Special Narcotics Police Station Case No.48/23 dt.03.10.2023 was registered under NDPS Act & Foreigners Act.
Mizoram Police also said, initial questioning revealed that the accused lady is a Myanmar citizen and stays in Delhi and works in a Spa there. She had recently visited Myanmar and was travelling back to Delhi through Aizawl along with the huge amount of drug to its further destination.
It is also worth mentioning here that last month, a similar catch of approx. 3 Kgs of the same rare drug was made by the ANTF, Aizawl amounting to approx 9 crore rupees in the international market. Investigation in both the cases is now under progress by the officials of the ANTF unit.