RDX, M4 machine gun, AK 47 and ammo seized in Mizoram ahead of polls

Three kgs of RDX, M4 and AK 47 rifles, magazines and ammunition were seized in two separate operations in Mizoram.

Aizawl | Published: April 5, 2014 8:43:14 pm

Mizoram Police have seized three kilograms of RDX, M4 and AK 47 rifles, magazines and ammunition in two separate operations in the run-up to Lok Sabha polls in the state. Mizoram goes to polls on April 9.

Police in Champhai district, which borders Myanmar, seized an M4 A1 carbine machine-gun, 12 rounds of ammunition and one magazine along with four AK 47 rifles, 1200 rounds of ammunition and four magazines from two men at the Khankhawn Police check-gate late on Thursday night.

Aizawl resident V Laithanga, 47, and Myanmarese national Zamang, 44, from Tahan town in the neighbouring country’s Sagaing Division, were arrested in connection with the illegal possession of these arms and ammunition.

In a separate seizure on the outskirts of Aizawl, a joint operation of Mizoram Police and Assam Rifles personnel seized three kilograms of RDX estimated to be worth Rs 15 lakhs from one Hminglianthang, 50, a resident of Mimbung village in northern Mizoram.

He was arrested with the explosives from the Rangvamual area of Aizawl, a known hub of liquor dens and drug peddlers on National Highway 54.

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