12,800 kg of areca nuts were captured in Mizoram as areca nut smuggling from Myanmar to India continued.

Mizoram police confiscated two trucks and seized over 12,000 kilograms of smuggled areca nuts . The police confiscated 160 bags weighing 12,800 kilograms of smuggled areca nuts .

New Delhi: The police in India's northeast Mizoram state confiscated two trucks on Wednesday and confiscated over 12,000 kilograms of smuggled areca nuts in Khawzawl district, according to police.Both the truck drivers were arrested on Tuesday.According to the police team, T. Lalrochanga and Liansiampianga, who live in Tuisenphai near Khawzawl, confiscated 160 bags weighing 12,800 kilograms of smuggled areca nuts, they said.The confiscated items and vehicles were then handed over to Custom Preventive Force, Champhai for further investigation.On November 22, Mizoram police confiscated 3500 kg of smuggled dry areca nuts that were being illegally transported by one 16-wheeler Truck heading toward Assam, driven by Sahanul Abedin Talukdar (29) of Brahmangram, Kalain, Cachar district of Assam.

For a long time, an assortment of almonds is being smuggled from Myanmar to India.Six Mizoram districts-Champhai, Siaha, Lawngtlai, Serchhip, Hnahthial, and Saitual-share a 510-kilometer border with Myanmar.From Myanmar to India, this border is being used for smuggling areca nuts-also known as betel nuts.

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