Five Myanmar nationals with arms and ammunition were apprehended last night in a joint operation by Assam Rifles and Mizoram Police from a bordering village in the southern Lawngtlai district.
Police sources said that the intruders, suspected to be cadres of armed outfit Arakan Liberation Army (ALA) of Myanmar were nabbed from Kakichhuah village in Lawngtlai district near Indo-Myanmar international border on the Indian side.
Security personnel also recovered a 9 m.m. Pistol, a Point 38 Revolver, 55 rounds of bullets and five hand grenades from the possession of the captives.
Additional Superintendent of Police C. Lalruatkima informed that captives were identified and later produced to the District Court with charges lodged in different sections under the Arms Act and Foreigners Act. The court ordered them for jail remand for further interrogation by Police.