SHILLONG: In a dusk-to-dawn operation, two simultaneous, yet different drug busts were made by the ANTF. At around 5 pm yesterday, information was received that one Maruti Dzire car bearing registration number ML 05J 5886, carrying drugs, is roaming around Mawlai. A check point was put in place and the car was intercepted by a team of Mawlai police station and ANTF.
On questioning, the occupant of the car, Richard Wahlang, produced the drugs, which were kept under the seat on which he was sitting. This entire episode happened in front of two witness of the locality. The co-accused John Fiscal Lyngkhoi was driving the vehicle and has been partner-in-crime of Richard Wahlang. It is to be noted that both the accused are history sheeters and are facing trial in six different cases including murder and kidnapping. A total of 10 soap boxes having contraband weighing 109.97 grams were seized. A case has been registered under section 21(b) NDPS Act at Mawlai police station.
On the other hand, the ANTF team, on receiving information that one truck bearing registration number NL 01 K 7498 has been detected by local residents of Mawlyngngad village in suspicious circumstances, intercepted the truck.
During questioning, the driver of the truck disclosed that there is one hidden compartment in the truck in which ganja was stashed. The search and seizure of ganja weighing approximately 850 kgs was done as per procedures established under NDPS Act.