Tue 1 Jul 2008
Filed under: Guns,News
The Mizoram police arrested a Burmese arms dealer on Saturday for alleged links with Northeast armed groups in India . Arms and ammunition were seized from him.
On June 28, the Mizoram police led by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) raided the home of the suspect, Lalliana from Burma staying in Sairang village near Aizawl capital of Mizoram state. The police seized 19 Chinese made AK-47 assault rifles and 12 magazines from him, Vanglaini, a local newspaper in Mizoram said.
The seized weapons were meant for sale to two Northeast armed groups called Bru Liberation Front of Mizoram (BLFM) and Dema Halam Deoga (DHD).
Mizoram police launched a raid searching for weapons in Lalliana’s home after CID arrested 8 members of the BLFM and DHD in Aizawl on June 25.
The current price of a Chinese made AK-47 rifle is over Rs. 300,000 and one bullet costs Rs. 150 in the black market in northeast India , according to the local newspaper.
The price of seized weapons from Lalliana will be around Rs.80, 90, 000.