The troops of Assam Rifles seized a large cache of Myanmar-bound tactical and war-like stores, including a satellite phone, from the Siaha district of Mizoram on Wednesday and apprehended four persons in this connection.
Acting on a secret tip-off, a joint team of Assam Rifles and Mizoram police launched the operation in Niawthlang village of Siaha district.
The Defence spokesman – Lt. Col. Mahendra Rawat noted that “Tactical and electronic devices, explosive materials, and arms and ammunition were being ferried in four bikes to smuggle them into Myanmar for insurgents.”
Rawat said the seized materials were of military-grade, and the same is suspected to be used for anti-national activities by Myanmar-based insurgents.
The seized materials include one satellite phone, five cellphones, eight SIM cards, 105 bullets of point .22 rifle, 35 packets of potassium, 9,000 airgun pellets, 2,79,700 kyat (Myanmar currency), 49 adapters, 50 antennas, 51 battery chargers, three digital transceivers, 10 handcuffs, 16 combat T-shirts, five magazine pouches, five bullet-proof jackets and 19 black suits.
All the seized items and the four detainees have been handed over to the Siaha police station for further investigation and legal proceedings.