Manipur: Imphal East Commando arrest Illegal arms trafficker

Imphal, July 26 2022: A team of Imphal East district police commando arrested an illegal arms trafficker during a search operation in Kangchup Chingkhong area on Tuesday around 12.55 pm.

The arrested trafficker has been identified as Thangkhohao Doungel alias Haopu (47) son of Lalkhosei Doungel of Kangchup Makhom village.

The CDO team seized one 0.32 pistol along with three rounds, 15 rounds of M16 assault rifles, one Maruti Car (MN01X 9772) and one mobile phone from his possession.

Source said that the search operation was conducted on receipt of intelligence inputs about presence of arms trafficker in the area which led to the arrest of Thangkhohao.

During preliminary questioning, Thangkhohao confessed that he began the illegal arm trafficking about two months ago and he also carried out extortion activities.

He along with the seized items has been handed over to Lamsang police station for further legal actions.

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