AR seizes 16 rifles scopes


Pothashang News Service: Imphal, June 10, 2019: Assam Rifles Battalion under IGAR(S) has seized 16 rifles scopes with different magnifications of foreign origin at PVCP Khudengthabi, which were transported through Moreh into Imphal.

The rifles scopes were found inside a vehicle which was travelling from Moreh to Imphal on June 8.

A team  of Khudengthabi post, based on specific input received from a reliable source  regarding smuggling of arms and ammunitions, stopped a white colour Bolero with registration number MN 02 G 3230 travelling from Moreh to Imphal for checking. On carrying out a   thorough check of the vehicle, rifle scopes and rifle scopes with laser sight of different magnifications were found hidden inside the vehicle.

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The vehicle was being driven by a person named Naorem Ibomcha Meitei, 36, son of  Kala Singh, resident of Khumujamba Meitei Leikai Village, Churachandpur.

Rifle scopes are restricted items list as per DGFT policy. Individual failed to produce any valid documents for import of restricted items. Items recovered enhance long range engagement capability of small arms and laser sights enhance night capabilities. The individual is being handed over to appropriate authorities for further investigation, said a press statement released by Assam Rifles.

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The recovered items include three rifle scopes with laser sight of different magnifications worth Rs 9600 and 13 rifle scopes of different magnifications worth Rs 38900. The recovered items were further handed over to Customs department, Moreh for further investigation.


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