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AK-47, M-16, grenade launcher recovered in Aizawl, BSF says dumped by Myanmar rebels

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
Dec 25, 2019 02:06 PM IST

The ammunition appears to have been dumped by the Arakan Liberation Army, a rebel group in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar, the BSF said.

The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered arms and ammunition from a house in Mizoram’s capital Aizawl near the border with Myanmar.

BSF officers display the arms and ammunition recovered in Aizawl.
BSF officers display the arms and ammunition recovered in Aizawl.

The recovery was made on Tuesday from a house during a regular patrolling of an area within Aizawl by 61 Battalion, the BSF said in a statement.

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The arms recovered include six M-16 rifles, three AK-47, one SLR rifle and one G-3 rifle. A 9mm pistol, two claymore mines and an under barrel grenade launcher. The soldiers also recovered Rs 1,19,100 cash from the house.

The place from where the recovery has been made is about five kilometre from the International Border.

The ammunition appears to have been dumped by the Arakan Liberation Army, a rebel group in the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar, the BSF said as it carries its insignia. This group is currently in a ceasefire agreement with Myanmar’s government.

The rebels represent Buddhist inhabitants of Rakhine state who are seeking autonomy.

In one of the biggest haul of weapons, the Assam Rifles had seized 33 AK-47 rifles, a combat browning automatic rifle, a 5.56 automatic light machine gun, 49 loaded magazines and 809 rounds of ammunition from the outskirts of Aizawl a feew years ago.

According to police and intelligence officials, the weapons were being smuggled to Bangladesh.

Four northeastern states - Tripura, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Assam - share a 1,880-km border with Bangladesh, while Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh have a 1,640-km unfenced border with Myanmar.

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