Assam: Naga Woman Caught With Large Amount Of Explosives In Sonari
Seven cartons in total, each containing explosives, were reportedly found in the woman's hands, according to sources.
SONARI: On Friday morning, Assam police apprehended a Naga woman in connection with the discovery of a sizable quantity of explosives at Sonari, in the Charaideo district. Seven cartons in total, each containing explosives, were reportedly found in the woman's hands, according to sources.
Bheri Mizo, a native of Nagaland, has been identified as the arrested woman. The auto-rickshaw carrying the explosives was also impounded in the meantime.
Adam Toti, the auto rickshaw's driver, was also detained and placed under investigation. According to sources, there is currently an inquiry going on.
Another recent report states that as many as 21 trained dogs working at the Guwahati Railway Station are assisting the Railway Protection Force, or RPF, in its mission to track down illegal goods. This is a positive development in the fight against illegal smuggling.
Smugglers frequently use the railway line to transport not only contraband but also gold and drugs.
However, it is entirely because of the 21 service dogs at the station that the RPF is becoming more ready to meet issues head-on. Out of the 21 dogs, 19 are trained as sniffer dogs, and the remaining 2 are trained as tracker dogs.
Earlier on Tuesday, during a routine operation at the Guwahati Railway Station, the railway police personnel received assistance from the sniffer dogs in stopping a smuggling attempt.
Mohammad Shafi, the smuggler, ground a significant amount of gold into smaller bits for shipment in an effort to elude security personnel. Later, it was discovered that the gold that had been found was worth roughly Rs. 50 lakh.
Recently Guwahati city police also confiscated a massive shipment of illegal substances from a truck in Kamrup (Metro) district, amounting to one of the largest drugs hauls in the state.
Experts believe that the recent rise in smuggling in the North East may be related to the economic downturn, according to the FICCI's Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy (CASCADE).
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