Huge cache of arms and ammunition seized in Mizoram

Huge cache of arms and ammunition seized in Mizoram

AIZAWL | SEPT 30, 2020:

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized a cache of arms and ammunition and arrested three persons near the India-Bangladesh border in Mizoram's Mamit district, an officer of the paramilitary force said on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, BSF personnel seized 28 AK-47 rifles, and one AK-74 and US-made carbine each along with 7,894 ammunition rounds from two vehicles near South Phuldungsei village in West Phaileng tehsil on Monday night, he said.

Three persons, identified as Lalhuapzauva (56), Vanlalruata (25), and Liansanga (46), have been arrested while transporting the arms and ammunition, the officer said.

"Preliminary questioning during a joint interrogation by BSF and the state police suggested the trio lived in rented houses in Aizawl and one of them is from Myanmar," Mizoram Deputy Inspector General of Police (Headquarters) John Neihlaia told PTI.

However, it is yet to be ascertained whether they belong to any armed outfit, he added.

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