Shilong: Madanriting Police Station and ANTF of S.P. East Khasi Hills, District has made a major breakthrough in breaking the network of drug cartels. Yesterday evening a couple of known drug peddlers were intercepted by Beat Staff of Madanriting P.S. on suspicion. Thereafter ANTF team was dispatched to the spot by S.P. East Khasi Hills, Shillong.
On conducting house search as per provisions of NDPS Act heroin weighing total of 161 gms was recovered from the roof top of the house which was rented by a Mizo couple. All together six persons were arrested namely (1) Shri Joseph Hmar -25 yrs, (2) Shri Vanlalzom – 40 yrs, (3) Smti. Kimi Hmar -32 yrs, (4) Smti. Melody Chaksuak -43 yrs, (5) Smti. Manguri Fanai -34 yrs, and (6) Smti. Nutei Tochhoang -37 yrs and all of them belonging to Mizoram and Manipur. A case vide Madanritng P.S. case No. 116(10)19 U/s 21(b)/29 NDPS Act R/w Sec. 353 IPC has been registered.
Through these arrests few facts have come to light such as Guwahati becoming a new aggregation hub and Guwahati to Shillong highway is being used to bring drugs into Shillong. East Khasi Hills District Police has been increasing its vigil accordingly.