Shillong: Five alleged drug traffickers, including a Meghalaya Police Constable, were arrested across the state and also recovered heroin from their possession, police said on Thursday.
A police official said 29-year-old Nisooki War was arrested with 201 grams of heroin valued about Rs 1 crore in East Jaintia Hills district, which was smuggled from Assam’s Cachar district.
Further, based on the preliminary interrogation of accused, one armed branch constable Triplepearl Pasi of East Jaintia Hills DEF have also been arrested for entering into criminal conspiracy, for aiding and abetting War in the commission of the crime.
In another drug seizure, police seized 10 grams of heroin valued at Rs 30,000 from three persons travelling in a car at West Khasi Hills district.
Police have arrested the three drug traffickers and investigation is on to ascertain the other persons involved in the racket.
Meanwhile, police have registered a case under NDPS Act.