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IMPHAL | June 10, 2019:
In a series of continuous recoveries, Assam Rifles Battalion under IGAR(S) seized 16 Rifles Scopes with different magnifications of foreign origin at PVCP Khudengthabi, which were transported through Moreh into Imphal.
On June 8, based on specific input received from a reliable source regarding smuggling of arms and ammunition, a team of Khudengthabi Post stopped a white colour Bolero with registration number (MN 02 G 3230) travelling from Moreh to Imphal for checking.
On carrying out a thorough check of the vehicle, Rifle Scopes with Laser Sight of different magnifications were found hidden inside the vehicle.
The vehicle was being driven by a person identified as Naorem Ibomcha Meitei (36) of Khumujamba Meitei Leikai village in Churachandpur district.
Rifle scopes are restricted items list as per DGFT policy. The individual failed to produce any valid documents for import of restricted items. Items recovered enhance long range engagement capability of small arms and laser sights enhance night capabilities. The individual is being handed over to appropriate authorities for further investigation.