Shillong: Meghalaya Police on Tuesday busted an interstate drug racket and arrested four people including a woman. The police seized heroin from two places, an officer said.
East Khasi Hills SP Sylvester Nongtnger informed that the Anti Narcotic Task Force under DSP (City) B Jyrwa busted the racket. The team carried out the bust based on inputs about a drug consignment from Guwahati to Shillong.
Acting on a tip-off, a police team intercepted a vehicle at Umiam Lake viewpoint on Monday, the SP said. The driver of the vehicle revealed that a person named Arneston Dkhar kept one bag under the seat with the instruction to deliver the said consignment to his wife, he added.
The consignment contained heroin weighing 25.23 gm. The police also picked up the driver.
The SP said thereafter, one small team was dispatched to apprehend the receiver of the consignment and in due course, they managed to detain the wife of Dkhar at a petrol pump at Mawlai.
Nongtnger said that the team also intercepted a taxi at Mawkynroh junction. Meghalaya Police arrested Dkhar and another drug supplier Rami Juddin from the car alongwith18 gm of suspected heroin.
The police have filed a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act against the arrested persons, the SP added.
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