Imphal: A combined team of police personnel led by Additional SP(Ops)/Moreh M. Amit Singh consisting of a team posted at Moreh Police Station check post near Kondong Lairembi led by SI Syed Ershad Ali and a team of CDO Moreh under the supervision of SP/Tengnoupal District Th. Vikramjit Singh has arrested one arms smuggler along with huge arms and ammunition at Moreh Police Station check post near Kondong Lairembi on Thursday around 2:15 pm.
The arrested person have been identified as Khaijamang Touthang (30 years), son of Ngamjapao Touthang of Yangoubung village, Moreh a/p Moreh ward no. 1.
According to police sources, acting on a specific information regarding transportation of arms by arms smuggler along NH – 102 (Moreh Imphal National Highway), the combined team detained one Maruti Swift Dzire bearing registration no. WB02AF-3805 coming in a very suspicious manner from Moreh towards Imphal along NH-102 near Kondong Lairembi.
Upon thoroughly searching the vechicle, the team detected one Glock 21 Gen4 USA .45 Auto made in USA Glock INC. SMYRNA. GA., all wrapped in black tape, bearing AECM 506 with 2 magazines which were hidden below the front driver seat.
Upon finding the arms, the team further searched the vehicle and recovered huge arms and other items which were concealed inside the gear box and stereo panel.
The recovered arms and other items include one M&P Bodyguard 380 Smith & Wesson (Springfield MA USA) with two magazine; five Glock 21 Gen4 USA .45 Auto made in USA Glock INC. SMYRNA. GA., all wrapped in black tape, bearing AECM 507, AECM 508, AECM 509, AECM 512 and AECM 513 respectively; ten Glock 21 Gen4 USA .45 Auto magazines; six magazine cases of Glock 21 Gen4 USA .45 Auto made in USA Glock INC. SMYRNA. GA.; six cleaning rods; twelve pairs of Pistol grip; six ‘H’ shaped plastic fibre accessories; one set of 11” cable lock.
Further, the team also recovered one Oppo Mobile handset, one Aadhaar card, one PAN card, one Driving license, one UCO Bank ATM card, one Elector photo Identity card, one certificate of registration issued by Govt. of West Bengal bearing registration no. WB 02 AF 3805 of Maruti Swift Dzire VXI from the possession of the arrested person.
Formally the person was arrested at around 3:15 pm and the vehicle along with the recovered arms and the other items were seized at 03:25 pm and handed over to Moreh Police Station for further investigation, the source added.