SHILLONG: The menace of drugs in Shillong has been steadily increasing in the last few years as many dealers and peddlers are using the city to smuggle and sell drugs to the local populace of the state which has ultimately affected the youths, children including adults.
In an effort to crack down on this menace the East Khasi Hills district police along with the Anti Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) in a joint operation managed to arrest three prominent supplier of heroin on Monday evening from Madanrting Block D and F.
The arrested persons have been identified as Lalpengsouli age 53 years from Madanriting Block-D and the police have managed to seize 61. 6 grams of heroin packed in five soap cases along with cash of Rs. 1, 41, 260 the other two arrested from Block F have been identified as Rebecca Hmar (35) and her husband Vanlalmawia Hmar (28) and police have seized 36. 31 grams of high grade heroin along with cash worth Rs 34, 760.
Addressing reporters at his office chamber on Tuesday, SP City S Rynjah said, “Based on specific information we authorized a raid yesterday evening at around 7pm and we have arrested all the three persons and today they are being produced in court.”
He informed that most of the dealers would stack the heroin in soap cases and one case in Shillong will cost around Rs. 35, 000 and the total number cases seized by the police yesterday was 8 cases which amounts to Rs. 2.5 lakh.
“This is the amount in Shillong however in the international market with the total amount of heroin seized from the three persons which was 98 grams and this in the international market is worth Rs. 8.9 lakhs,” he said.
The SP also informed that a case has been registered against the three persons and they are booked under section 21 (b) and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
“This is a big achievement of the East Khasi Hills Police and ANTF because we have worked very hard to locate these people and in our preliminary interrogation we have learned that this material is coming from outside the state,” he said.
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