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Security forces arrest owners of weapons, equipment used in riots

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Arrestees are seen along with seized weapons.

Security forces have been identifying and arresting owners of weapons and equipment used in riots across the country.
On 5 May, 7 shields from the well in the compound owned by U Aung Moe in Mawlamyinegyun town in Ayeyawady Region was found and confiscated.
Yesterday morning, two people were arrested together with homemade guns and related equipment in their houses in Depok village, Ingapu township, Ayeyawady Region.
While security forces were patrolling in Kyaukhtu town, Saw Township, Magway Region, three men riding two motorbikes coming from Kyaukhtu town were stopped for a search. Four homemade guns were seized from them.
Similarly, in the afternoon, security forces had to deactivate a mine set up in Shwesin Sakyar bus that departed from Yangon to Myeik when the bus was under regular search at Mayanchaung permanent checkpoint.
Security forces also seized five homemade guns used in riots under the bridge on Anawyatha road in No (1) ward, Thongwa town, Yangon Region, yesterday afternoon. Similarly, one rioter was detained with 2 guns and 5 homemade mines near Chaungma village, Kani Township, Sagaing Region.
It is reported that those who owned and trafficked the weapons and equipment used in riots will be taken effective action under the law. —MNA

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