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POLICE SEIZE EXPLOSIVE SUBSTANCES FROM BYRNIHAT, TWO APPREHENDED

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On receiving a tip that some vehicles illegally transporting explosive substances intend to ply through the highway, the police personnel of Byrnihat Police Outpost laid out a trap to catch the vehicle from 2:00 AM and at 5:00 AM were able to nab one vehicle bearing registration number AS01 LC 1112 and along with the explosive substances seized from the vehicle, two persons involved in illegally transporting the explosive substances were also apprehended.

The Superintendent of Police, Ri-Bhoi District, Giri Prasad said that the arrest of these persons transporting the explosive substances was made after prior information had already been received that they were enroute from Jaintia Hills to Rani Bazar in Guwahati with the intention to sell these illegally transported materials.

He said that upto 2 packets of Aluminium Electronic Detonators, 25 in one packet and 12 packets of Neo Gel were seized.

Furthermore, he added that with regards to the illegal trade of explosive substances, the Police Force of Ri-Bhoi District are conducting vigilant surveillance and also a thorough investigation on the seized materials and the two apprehended persons to find out others involved in such illegal trade of explosive substances without proper documentation issued by the government authorities who break the law by transporting such materials on a private vehicle and not on special government designated vehicles or Explosive Vans.

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