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Efforts to curb drug and arms smuggling: Lal Thanhawla

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Efforts to curb drug and arms smuggling: Lal Thanhawla

Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday said the government is taking efforts to curb smuggling of arms and drugs across the international borders.

Addressing a conference of Deputy Commissioners (DCs) and Superintendent of Police (SPs) of Mizoram’s eight district here in Aizawl, the five time chief minister said there is rampant increase of illegal trafficking of arms, drugs and other contraband as Mizoram shares international boundary with two foreign countries- Bangladesh and Myanmar.

He said that officials and police officers deployed in border districts have important responsibility to curb the growing illegal trafficking.

Sandwiched between Myanmar and Bangladesh, Mizoram shares 722-km-longinternational border with the two countries.

Lal Thanhawla said that the state government is putting in more efforts to strengthen district administration.

Urging the DCs and SPs to give utmost concern to public health, education, road communication and assistance to economically poor families, the chief minister said that all the government schemes should be implemented for the benefit of the people.

He also urged the officers to carry out their respective duties with due sincerity for conduct of free and fair election in the upcoming state assembly elections.

The chief minister was accompanied by home minister R. Lalzirliana and finance minister Lalsawta.

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Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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