A resident of Mizoram was arrested in Ri-Bhoi and was found to be transporting a huge amount of varied ammunition, wild animal parts and even stamps of government departments.
The arrest was made through a joint operation by police from Pillangkata and Umiam with inputs from the Military Intelligence Unit of the Eastern Command.
The suspect was not named by police but it was revealed that he hails from Mizoram. He was arrested at 9th Mile, Baridua, it was informed today.
Of the ammo, items included 1,001 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, seven rounds of light machine gun 7.62mm ammunition, 14 rounds of INSAS 5.56mm ammunition, 30 rounds of .32 pistol ammunition, one tear smoke grenade, one hand grenade, empty magazines and cases.
The suspect was also carrying the lower jaw with teeth of a wild boar, seven sets of deer antlers, one deer skull and 34 stamps from various government departments.
The accused individual is currently in custody and legal action has been initiated under the relevant sections of the law. Ongoing investigations aim to unravel the network associated with this criminal activity.
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma commended the efforts of the Ri-Bhoi police on social media, saying, “The @RibhoiPolice, through its unwavering resolve and tireless efforts, has dealt a decisive blow to the forces of darkness targeting our state.”