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Guwahati: Three persons were arrested by the Meghalaya Police near the Assam-Meghalaya border in Ri-Bhoi for allegedly carrying a huge quantity of explosives.

As per reports, the police based on specific information had set up a checkpoint at the Byrnihat area.

Based on the input, the police intercepted a vehicle bearing registration number AS-01BE-3800.

From the vehicle, the police seized nine cartons filled with gelatin sticks along with 50 electric and 2000 ordinary detonators.

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The gelatin sticks on being weighed turned out to be 209.93 kg.

The occupants of the vehicle failed to produce any documents that could claim the legality of the consignment.

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On further investigation, they were found to be involved in illegal activities and were detained.

The Nongpoh Police filed a case under section 5(A) of the Explosives Substances Act.

The consignment was suspected to have been taken for use in stone quarries.

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