The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a self- styled 'Brigadier' from Nagaland for his alleged involvement in supplying government arms and ammunition to NSCN (U) and NSCN (K) cadres. Aheto Chopey, a resident of Dimapur's Unity village, was arrested in a joint operation by the NIA with Assam Rifles. He was intercepted near Zubza area in Kohima. A non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against him by an NIA court in Nagaland's Dimapur. The officials have recovered one AK-56 rifle, two 9mm pistols along with magazines, assorted ammunition and Rs 1,32,000 in cash from his possession. He was produced before an NIA Court in Dimapur from where he was sent to judicial custody since the NIA had already submitted a charge sheet against him in April last year.
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