SHILLONG: Meghalaya Police on Friday arrested three persons—2 females and 1 male along with over Rs 1 lakh fake currencies from Smit junction. The intention of these three accused persons to circulate the fake notes all over the state was foiled by the police who immediately acted on the information received from sources.
Acting on a tip off, police laid a trap at Smit Junction on Friday morning. The information was accurate as police managed to nabbed three people– Narilona Siangshai from Wapungskur, Teimon Chyrmang from Jalaphet East Jaintia and Chemi Phawa from Mihmyndtu West Jaintia Hills from this junction at around 12 pm. Police recovered Rs 1,33, 500 fake notes and Rs 1, 43 500 real currencies.
The three persons were arrested and their belongings including the vehicle used by the trio (Celero bearing the registration number MLO5M 3976) and the fake notes were impounded. The arrest of the trio is the outcome of the investigation led by the police to prevent these fake notes from being circulated all around the state.