Security forces have identified and arrested manufacturers and owners of weapons and ammunition to be used in riots.
On 29 and 30 April, security forces confiscated 3 guns and one PSI dish during patrolling in Pyintha village, Kalay Township; materials used for riots and related items at the house of the Chinland Post Editor Salai Bway Ote Htan in Haka Township; two homemade guns near the train station in TatU Thida ward, Kalay Township in Sagaing Region.
The security forces also confiscated the local-made time bomb between a tree branch at the corner of Awayar road and Taungtwin road in Magway Region.
Similarly, fifty shields, eight homemade mines made by the PVC pipe, one homemade mine made by can, one packet of sulfur powder, one petrol bottle, 20 fibre helmets, 10 smoke goggles, 12 shields and 12 anti-State vinyl signs were confiscated inside the building under construction on Lower Kyimyindine Road, Ahlon Township, Yangon Region.
Similarly, in Taunggyi, Shan State, security forces seized one .22 gun, 20 shells, two scopes and 2 WY stimulant tablets from Aung Tun (a) Nay Nay, 22, son of U Hline Oo.
While searching his house, a rifle scope and one silencer were found and confiscated from his bedroom.
It is reported that investigations are underway to take action against those arrested and those illegal weapons to be used in riots. — MNA