Over 700 kg of Manipur-bound explosives recovered in Mizoram3000 rounds of sniper rifle bullets also seized


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AIZAWL, Mar 13
Security forces in Mizoram made a significant seizure, recovering over 700 kilograms of explosives bound for Manipur.
In a joint operation involving police personnel from Sairang in Mizoram and Assam Rifles troopers, authorities discovered 28 cartons of True Blast slurry explosive, each weighing 25 kilograms, along with four cartons of detonator caps, totalling 750 kilograms in weight.
The seizure was made at Sairang locality in Aizawl district of Mizoram.
According to sources, the interception occurred at three strategically positioned mobile vehicle check posts, supported by a Central team.
The vehicles were intercepted on Sairang Road, travelling from Lengpui to Aizawl, with the intention of transporting the explosives to Manipur via Tipaimukh.
Additionally, two individuals, Lalrokima (34) and Sangliana (25), both residents of Aizawl in Mizoram, were apprehended along with two vehicles.
The recovered war-like stores were subsequently handed over to the Mizoram police for further legal proceedings.
Earlier, troopers of Assam Rifles had recovered and seized as many as 3000 rounds of sniper rifle ammunition in Mizoram.
In a statement released on March 7, Assam Rifles personnel announced the recovery of 3000 rounds of cartridges for a sniper rifle and 10 Passive Night Sight (PNS) devices in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram.
Acting on intelligence inputs, Assam Rifles troops intercepted a vehicle at the Sanagu market area.
During the operation, they successfully recovered the sniper rifle ammunition along with the PNS devices.
Passive Night Sight (PNS) devices play a crucial role in operating specific weapons under low-light conditions, enhancing the operational capabilities.
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