October 27, 2021

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With Myanmar hit by unrest, drug flow rises and prices fall

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With Myanmar hit by unrest, drug flow rises and prices fall
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With Myanmar hit by unrest, drug flow rises and prices fall
With Myanmar hit by unrest, drug flow rises and prices fall

AIZAWL: The current state of turmoil in Myanmar owing to the ongoing civil war resulted not only in the influx of refugees to Mizoram but also led to a sharp rise in drugs and narcotics trafficking across the 404 km-long highly-porous Mizoram-Myanmar international border, state excise and narcotics department officials said.
A senior excise official told TOI that due to easy passage, the price of heroin has drastically come down. “While the street value of a hawng (a package of 12 to 13gm of heroin) was over Rs 80,000 when the border was sealed due to Covid-19 last year, the same can be purchased for Rs 25,000 in Myanmar and sold in Mizoram for Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000,” the official said, adding that the Myanmar administration was too occupied with the civil war to check narcotics trafficking.

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