A huge arms and ammunition seized from Burma-Bangladesh border
Cox’s Bazar, Feb 24: After two
men from Arakan Army were arrested by Bangladesh Army last week,
the Bangladesh security forces recovered a huge arms and ammunitions
from Burma- Bangladesh border.
According to our Cox’s Bazar correspondent, among the arms
and ammunitions recovered are seven 79 rifles, five guns, 12 boxes
of bullets and 1 mortar shell during the drives in different areas
of Bangladesh- Burma border on 23rd February.
The recovery of M 79 rifle was first ever in the Bangladesh but
the authority has not disclosed to whom those arms belong.
The Bangladesh security force also seized an M 16 rifle with 6
bullets from the same area before the day of this seizure.
In the operations last year from August to December by Bangladesh
security forces seized considerable amounts of arms including anti-tank
mines, anti-personnel mines, ingredients for making explosives,
M 16, M 79 and AK- 47 rifles.
These recovered arms and ammunitions are believed to be possessed
by Arakan rebel groups from Burma, said local people.
Recently arrested two people are Major U Soe and Captain Maung
Maung Than of Arakan Army lead by Kra Pru Aung, a leader of a faction
deviated from National United Party of Arakan(NUPA), it is learnt.