Huge cache of arms seized in Mizoram, two arrested

Huge cache of arms seized in Mizoram, two arrested

32Aizawl, April 7 (IANS)¬†Ahead of the April 9 voting for the state’s lone Lok Sabha seat, Mizoram Police seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in the state, police said here Monday.

“Four AK-47 assault rifles and one machine gun were recovered from two suspected gun smugglers from Champhai town (in eastern Mizoram) along the Mizoram-Myanmar border late Sunday,” a Mizoram Police spokesman told reporters.

Police also recovered 1,200 rounds of bullets of AK-47 rifles, four magazines, 12 cartridges of the machine gun and one magazine.

Two suspected arms smugglers, one of them a resident of Aizawl and the other from Myanmar, were arrested, while another suspect is on the run, police said.

Mizoram shares unfenced border of 404 km with Myanmar and 318 km with Bangladesh. The mountainous terrain and dense forests make the border porous and vulnerable to smugglers, illegal immigrants and intruders crossing over.

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