Shillong:In a dusk to dawn operation two simultaneous yet different drug busts were made by ANTF of S.P. E.K.H, District. At around 5:00 P.M. yesterday source information was received that one Maruti DZire car bearing registration number ML 05J 5886 is suspected to be carrying drugs is roaming around Mawlai. The Naka was put in place and the car was intercepted by team of Mawlai P.S. and ANTF.
On questioning one accused Richard Wahlang produced the drugs which were kept under the seat on which he was sitting. This entire episode happened in front of two respectable witness of the locality. The co-accused Shri 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/kidnapping/Arms Act etc. Total of 10 soap boxes having contraband weighing 109.97 gms was seized from the joint possession of both the accused. Case has been registered under section 21(b) NDPS Act at Mawlai P.S.
The ANTF team, again on receiving information around 1:00 A.M. that one truck bearing registration number NL 01 K 7498 has been detected by local residents of Mawlyngngad village in suspicious circumstances, who had already informed the Sohryngkham O.P. who in turn informed S.P. (City), Shillong, then rushed to Sohryngkham.
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 whopping approximately 850 kgs was done as per procedures established under NDPS Act.
Both the accused, driver and helper are being produced before Magistrate and further investigation is on to nab other accused involved. It appears to be a big racket as the hidden compartment is welded into the body of truck and it would require only an expert eye to detect.
Smti. C.A. Lyngwa, IPS,. Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills, Shillong also thanked the local residents, VDPs and members of NGOs such as KSU and FKJGP for helping Police.