Arms smugglers arrested

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IMPHAL, March 10: Imphal West District Police commandos based on reliable intelligence input arrested two arms smugglers from Haobam Marak Lourembam Leikai area at Yaingam Leirak crossing on March 5, a police release said.

The two arrested persons have been identified as Lourembam Rabiraj alias Boinao alias Naoba, 20, son of L Rajen Singh of Haobam Marak Lourembam Leikai and Kongjengbam Premjit, 38, son of (L) K Manihar Singh of Phoumlou Mayai Leikai.

Investigation revealed that, they buy and sell arms and ammunitions to outlawed gangs in Imphal area, the release said.

One 9 mm pistol along with magazine loaded with two live rounds and one miss round of 9 mm ammunition and some incriminating articles were seized from the possession of L Rabiraj, it said.

A case has been registered at Singjamei Police Station and investigation is going on, it added.

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