Recovered AK 56 rifles in Mizoram. Image credit: Northeast Today

In a joint operation carried out by the personnel of Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police on Wednesday seized three AK-56 rifles and three magazines.

Based on intelligence input a column Serchhip Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of 23 Sector Assam Rifles/ IGAR (E) launched a joint operation with Champhai police in Champhai district on Wednesday morning and recovered the arms.

For the possession of the illegal weapons, a person of Myanmar origin was also arrested by the team.
The arrest was made from Samtham village.

The recovered arms and the arrested person were handed over to Champhai police for further investigation.

On August 4, the troops of Assam Rifles had recovered 199 rounds of live ammunition and apprehended two persons for carrying illegal items along Mizoram-Myanmar border.

Mizoram and Myanmar share 404 km-long porous international borders with each other.

This has become one of the main corridors for arms smuggling and drug trafficking.

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