Two people were detained and a large amount of methamphetamine, a recreational drug, valued at Rs 58 crore, was seized by the Mizoram police’s Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday in Aizawl, according to the police on Friday.
According to police, a squad from CID (SB) seized 2 lakh methamphetamine tablets, totaling 19.223 kg, from a vehicle in the Luangmual neighbourhood of Aizawl after acting on a specific intelligence tip from a sister agency.
The substance, with an estimated market value of Rs 58 crore, was taken from a four-wheeler in the Luangmual neighbourhood of Aizawl, and two people were detained, according to the police.
Shalim Uddin (26) and Aliqur Rohman (21), both residents of Karimganj, Assam, have been named as the apprehended suspects.
At the Special Narcotics police station, a case has been opened against them in accordance with the relevant parts of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.
In order to identify the source from which the accused had arranged the contraband, officials were still looking into the matter.