Meghalaya: Arms, ammunition recovered in East Garo Hills


TURA, May 24, 2018: The police on Wednesday seized a cache of arms and ammunition in Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, a senior police officer said.

This is the seventh seizure of arms in the last two months, he said.

The arms and ammunition were recovered by police teams with the help of locals from Dorengkigre and Bowegre villages, Superintendent of Police, Ringrang TG Momin said.

"A few of the villagers showed places where weapons were suspected to have been stashed in the jungle. Some of the weapons were recovered from very difficult places and would not have been possible without the help of the villagers," Momin said.

The recoveries include 1.303 light machine gun, 2 AK rifles, 1 H&K rifle, 4 SBML barrels, 5 UBGL shells, 5 AK rifles magazines, 2 rockets (RPG), one 9mm magazine, one 9 mm carbine magazine, 1 remote control, 1 signal booster, 12 IED remote circuit, 30 AK rifle bullets, 8 pistols, gelatine sticks and 66 electric detonators, police said.

One the AK rifles is suspected to have been snatched from policemen in an ambush, they said.