Myanmar steps up enforcement of arms holding rules

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-19 10:36:04|Editor: Song Lifang
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YANGON, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar police authorities are stepping up enforcement of arms and communication machines holding rules, reiterating that all arms including air guns and home-made guns and communication machines require licenses to be used, according to a statement of the Ministry of Home Affairs Thursday.

The tight measures against unlicensed arms, communication devices and vehicles were re-introduced following the seizure of two pistols, ammunition, communication devices and accessories as well as some stimulants from three passengers at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport last Sunday night, who were about to take flight to Yangon.

Further investigation has brought about more seizure of large caches of guns and ammunition, communication devices, drones and bullet-proof vests from hotel and office of the ACE Group of Companies in Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, which the three passengers were working for.

The latest seizure included 13 pistols, six rifles, 34 communication devices, ammunition, accessories and one licensed vehicle, according to the statement.

So far, a total of 12 people have been detained and charged and efforts are being made by the authorities to expose more persons connected with the case.