Andrew Lalawmawia, proprietor of LD Drug Store in the state capital’s upscale Dawrpui neighborhood and a close relative of a well-known industrialist, has been arrested in connection with the case.
The 2.4 lakh strips of illegally possessed pseudoephedrine, used to manufacture party drug methamphetamine, was recovered from within the pharmacy near the Aizawl Civil Hospital late in the afternoon.
Aizawl district additional SP Rex Zarzoliana Vanchhawng said investigations regarding the source of the drugs is on and police have already identified some suspects.
In a separate operation on Sunday near the southern town of Lawngtlai, police also seized half a kilogram of opium worth Rs 70,000 from a man identified as Lalneiha, who was also arrested.
Lalneiha is an accused in a 2000 bank robbery case at Lawngtlai.
Police say he had received the opium consignment from a trafficker in Manipur, and that he has been involved in peddling the drug for sometime.