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BSF SEIZED BIG HAUL OF SOPHISTICATED ARMS & AMMUNITION

Border Security Force in yet another record breaking achievement has seized huge quantity of arms and ammunitions, being one of the biggest catch in the preceding years in the North-Eastern region, thereby giving another severe jolt to Anti-National elements.

Acting on a specific input of Intelligence Branch of BSF about transportation of big haul of weapon consignment to the bordering area, a special operation was launched in the outskirts of Village Phuldungsei in District Mamit (Mizoram) in late night hours of 28 Sept 2020. A BSF party of 90 Bn BSF, Aizwal headed by Sh. S K Pillai, 2IC/Offg Comdt under overall supervision of Sh. Kuldeep Singh, DIG BSF Aizawl laid special ambush in the target area under PS & Sub Division- West Phaileng, District- Mamit, Mizoram State. During ambush, BSF party intercepted the target vehicles i.e. 01 Mahindra Thar (MZ-01K-5262) & Mahindra Pickup (MZ-01L-4949) on South Phuldungsei – West Phuldungsei Road, approx. 15 Kms arial distance from International Border with Bangladesh. While conducting thorough search of these vehicles, BSF party recovered 30 sophisticated weapons comprising of 28 Nos AK-Series Rifles, 01 No. 5.56 MM AK-74 Rifle and 01 No. Carbine 0.30” along with 7894 Nos assorted Ammunitions (7.62 MM Ball – 5398 Nos, 5.56 mm CTN – 2490 Nos and .30” – 06 Nos) and 28 Nos Magazines (26 Nos – AKM Magazines, 01 No. – 7.62 MM AKM Belt Ammn Box type Magazine and 01 No. – Carbine .30” Magazine), which were clandestinely hidden in fabricated cavity of the vehicles. During preliminary questioning, 03 apprehended persons revealed their identities as Lalhuapzauva (56 yrs) S/o Thangchhunga R/o-Chaltlan, PS- Bawngkawn, Distt- Aizawl, Vanlalruata (25 yrs) S/o Thanghlra, R/o Ramhlun South, PS- Bawngkawn, Distt- Aizawl, and Liansanga (46 yrs) S/o Hrangtinkaba, R/o Armed veng, PS- Aizawl, Distt- Aizawl. An amount of Rs. 39,020 INR (cash) and other articles were also recovered from the apprehended persons.

The follow up action on the matter as per law of land has been initiated.

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