Shillong: A special NDPS Act court in Meghalaya on Wednesday convicted two persons for their involvement in a drug trafficking case in 2013.
Special Judge (NDPS Act) N.A. Khan found the accused Sangte Paite and Lalmingliana guilty and was convicted for the offence U/S 22(C) of the NDPS Act, 1985.
It may be mentioned here that Paite and Lalmingliana were arrested by Meghalaya police while conducting Naka checking at IIM-Shillong, Nongthymmai junction on February 22, 2013.
During the search, 2178.72 gms of psychotropic drugs namely Spasmo proxyvon were found and seized from their possession, a police official said.
The case was investigated by (then) Sub-Inspector Simseng A Sangma who was the In-charge of the Anti-Narcotic Task Force (ANTF), East Khasi Hills. The case was charge sheeted on April 30, 2013.
In view of the upcoming International day against Drug Abuse, the BSF Meghalaya frontier on Wednesday organised a drug-free awareness campaign at BSF camp Tura, as well as at BSF Border Out Posts.
During the awareness programme rallies with placards have been organized to educate and sensitize local youth regarding the repercussions of drugs and motivated them to stay away from this menace.