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Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police Seize Huge Cache of Explosives on Indo-Myanmar Border

Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police have reportedly seized a huge cache of explosives and apprehended two persons transporting the explosive items in Saiha district on the Indo-Myanmar border, Mizoram News reported citing a statement by the paramilitary force on March 1.

The joint operation team of the Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police intercepted two vehicles at Niawhtlang village on Sunday and seized a huge stash of war-like stores and explosives, according to the statement. Two persons, who transported the war-like stores have been apprehended, the report added.

According to the report, the seized items included Belox-10 explosives (124.2 kg), granular explosives (121.5 kg), gun powder explosives (49.9 kg), 3,950 detonators, 120 Lellier & Belliot 30-06 bullets, 100 Lellier & Belliot .22 Hornet bullets, 12,000 meters of codex, and 106 tac shotgun ammunition belts.

The two vehicles used for transporting the explosives and war-like stores have been seized and the two accused were handed over to the state police.

On preliminary enquiry, it was found that the vehicles were hired by a Myanmar national for medical evacuation of Chin National Army (CNA) cadres to Aizawl, the Assam Rifles statement also said.

It further said that consignments were heading to Myanmar to support the action of Chinland Defense Force (CDF), which is fighting against the military regime.

Credit: Mizoram News

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