Troopers of the Assam Rifles have recovered a 12 Bore Rifle along with five live rounds of ammunition.
The weapon and the ammunition were recovered by the Serchhip Battalion of the Assam Rifles from Pankhua area near India-Myanmar border in Mizoram.
“In a major success in its crusade against smuggling activities, the Serchhip Battalion of HQ 23 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarter Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) recovered one 12 Bore Rifle along with five live rounds on 26 May 2021,” an Assam Rifles statement read.
“Based on a reliable information about the illegal movement of weapon along Indo-Myanmar Border a team of Serchhip Battalion of Assam Rifles launched to general Pankhua at 1245 hours on 26 May 2021 to monitor the illegal activities along Indo-Myanmar Border,” the statement further read.
One person was apprehended in connection with the recovery and handed over to Sangau Police Station along with the recovered items for further legal proceedings.
“Ongoing smuggling of illegal goods is a major cause of concern for the state of Mizoram,” the Assam Rifles said.