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Heroin worth Rs 75 lakh seized in Meghalaya

Police have registered a case under the NDPS Act and an investigation was on.

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Shillong: Meghalaya police arrested two drug traffickers and seized 120 grams of heroin worth Rs 75 lakhs from their possession, a police official said on Wednesday.

Based on a tip-off, police detained two drug traffickers – Shanborlang Khongwir (30) and Bandapkupar Mawlong – who were riding on a motorcycle at Byrnihat in Ri-Bhoi district on Tuesday night.

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During the body search, police recovered 10 soap boxes of heroin weighing 120 grams from their backpack of Mawlong, Giri Prasad, the district police chief of Ri-Bhoi, said, adding that three smartphones were also seized and a KTM Duke bike bearing registration number ML05 R 4704 were also seized from their possession.

Police have registered a case under the NDPS Act and an investigation was on.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has congratulated Ri Bhoi police on the success of the operation and said “@RibhoiPolice dealt a timely blow to an interstate drug trafficking gang by arresting 2 key members, seizing 10 pkts. of heroin worth ₹75 Lakhs, confiscating 1 motorbike worth ₹3.2 Lakh & 2 smartphones. Inv is on to nab other members. Keep it up @MeghalayaPolice (sic).”

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