The Serchhip Battalion of HQ 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) has recovered one .22 revolver along with five live rounds.
The recovery and apprehension of the individual have been termed as a major success on the part of Assam Rifles in its crusade against smuggling activities.
“Based on inputs about illegal movement of weapon along the Indo-Myanmar border, a team of Serchhip Battalion of Assam Rifles launched an operation in the Balukai area at 1:45 pm on May 17, 2021 to monitor the illegal activities along the international border,” HQ IGAR (East) stated.
The team established stops in Balukai area and noticed movement of one suspected individual approaching the Tyao River to enter Zokhawthar village, it said.
Once the individual crossed the border he was intercepted and checked on the spot.
During checking, one .22 revolver along with five live rounds were recovered from the possession of the individual, HQ IGAR (East) stated.
The individual was apprehended and handed over to Champhai police station along with the recovered weapon and ammunition for further legal proceedings.
Ongoing smuggling of illegal goods is a major cause of concern for Mizoram.
Assam Rifles, rightly christened as the ‘Sentinels of Northeast’ has been successful in launching such operations against smuggling activities in Mizoram.