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Hemanta Kumar Nath is a correspondent and photojournalist based in Assam, India, who reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state.

Imphal, May 2 : Assam Rifles troops seized three foreign made automatic weapons and apprehended an illegal arms dealer in Manipur on Wednesday.

According to reports, based on intelligence received, the Assam Rifles launched an operation in the Churachandpur area and seized the arms from a man who smuggled the arms into the area from neighbouring Myanmar.

Security personnel reported they recovered one US made M4 A2 Carbine, one Myanmar made MA MK3 rifle, a German made 9mm GSG-5 Carbine and magazines from the person.

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A topAssam Rifles official said the arms were smuggled across the border, from Myanmar.

Security personnel apprehended the person and interrogated him to collect more information.

Earlier, Security personnel also recovered a huge cache of smuggled arms in Manipur.

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