Aizawl, Jan 14: Two women have been arrested by the Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department for possessing contraband heroin at Durtlang Leitan locality in Aizawl, Mizoram.

Heroin, weighing 284 grams were also seized from the arrested duo.

Two women held with heroin in Aizawl

The seized heroin is worth Rs 7.70 lakh, which was smuggled from Myanmar,” said Mizoram Excise and Narcotics Department officials.

The two women arrested in connection with the case of holding heroin have been identified as Lalthanmawii, aged 45, a resident of Zokhawthar village in Champhai district along the Mizoram-Myanmar border and Vanlalhriati (29) of Darlawn Venghlun in Aizawl.

Two women held with heroin in Aizawl

Two women held with heroin in Aizawl

Both the women have been booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.