Arms smuggler arrested

Churachandpur: The Churachandpur Police arrested a weapon smuggler, identified as Thongthansang of Khominthang, near Simveng cemetery, Churachandpur yesterday night and recovered one M-16 rifle from his possession.
The police made the arrest after receiving a reliable information about the presence of a smuggler and later raided the culprit’s house.
According to the police, the accused has confessed that he procured the rifle last December from an unidentified source in Chikha, Myanmar for the purpose of Rhino hunting in Assam.
Thongthansang alias Sang Guite planned to ship the rifle to Assam today but was apprehended before the shipment, added the source.
He was produced before the district magistrate with the Police and was remand for six days.

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