In a joint operation, Assam Rifles and Mizoram police have successfully apprehended 5 cadres of Myanmar-based rebel outfit, Arakan Liberation Party (ALP) in a border village in southern Lawngtlai district on Saturday, June 12.

Each cadres possesed 9 mm pistol and 9 mm revolver, 55 rounds of bullets and five hand grenades. An Assam Rifles official stated the operation was carried out based specific information.

ALP cadres have been establishing medical camps in nearby villages of Kakichhuah as a ruse for their larger intent of extorting and terrorizing the village. They demanded about Rs 3 lakh from the village head. The five cadres were hiding on the outskirts of Kakichhuah village and were soon caught after the local sources notified Assam Rifles.

Charged and guilty under the Arms Act and Foreigners Act, the five ALP activists were produced to Lawngtlai district court on June 13, as informed by a police officer. The district court ordered them for jail remand for further interrogation by police.

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