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Drug trafficking India - Myanmar UPSC NOTE

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  • Traffickers of narcotic substances from Assam and Mizoram have used excavators to carve a 10-km path from the International Border to the nearest habitation in the neighbouring country, officials say; the track starts from the Tiau river, which marks India’s border with Myanmar.

  • A couple of couriers caught by the State police carrying heroin and a 10-kg bundle of methamphetamine pills a few months ago confessed to members of the ring forcing the track through the hilly terrain with excavators.

Drug trafficking across the India-Myanmar border

  • Indian smugglers and their local contacts on either side of the International Border used excavators to carve out a 10-km “jeepable road” in Myanmar for a new drug route through Mizoram, officials said.

  • Dawn is the name of the nearest habitation from Lungkawlh, a village in Serchhip district in central Mizoram near the border with Myanmar.

  • Officials of the State’s Excise and Narcotics Department discovered the track from the Tiau river 

  • Tiau river it marks India’s border with Myanmar

Tiau river

  • The Tiau River also known as the Tio River or the Ciau River.

  • A 159 km long river which forms part of the international boundary between India and Myanmar. 

  • It rises near Khuangphah village of Champhai district in Mizoram, India, and flows southward, passing through lush green valleys, dense forests, and charming Mizo villages before eventually merging with the Tuipui River in Myanmar.

  • The Tiau River is known for its pristine beauty and its rich biodiversity.

  • It is home to a variety of fish and wildlife, including the endangered Asian elephant, the hoolock gibbon, and the red panda. 

  • The river is also a popular destination for ecotourism and adventure activities such as rafting and kayaking.

Red panda

hoolock gibbon

Asian elephant



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Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Drug trafficking India - Myanmar UPSC NOTE
Drug trafficking India - Myanmar UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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