Shillong: Subsequent to the big haul of narcotics in Shillong last week and the hunt for the inter-state cartel, the Anti Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) of East Khasi Hills district was successful in targeting one supply chain network of Khongsai clan who hails originally from Manipur.
According to the police sources, yesterday ANTF got a tip-off that few suspected persons from Manipur had come to Shillong and are staying at a hotel in Laitumkhrah. Subsequently, particular rooms of the hotel were raided as per provisions of the NDPS Act. Two accused namely – Thangcha Khongsai and Kimboi Khongsai were found in possession of 12.97 grams of heroin. They accepted the fact they had come to Shillong with a big assignment of drugs.
On the lead of Khongsai, the ANTF team raided the house of T Lalcha Khongsai in Madanriting area. Nothing incriminating was found from Lalcha’s possession but he accepted that he is part of the distribution network of Khongsai clan.
On further enquiry, it was found that Lalhningliana Khongsai of Nongthymmai area is also part of this particular module. His house was raided and the police were able to recover 227.56 grams of heroin from the rented house.
Finally, the house of Projangam Khongsai of Madanriting area was raided but nothing incriminating was found in his house. It is to be noted that the consignment of drugs was brought from Manipur to Shillong in a Maruti 800 bearing registration number WB 90 7217. Once the accused Khongsai and Kimboi Khongsai reached Shillong, the drugs were taken to the house of Paojangam Khongsai where they were divided among other accused.
Police have seized the vehicle and further enquiry is on to ascertain the source of drug chain network and other drug dealers in Shillong area. The case has been registered under section 21(b) and 29 of NDPS Act.
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