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The Anti Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) team acting on a tip-off arrested four persons and seized 10 soapboxes containing an illegal consignment of contraband transported from Manipur to Meghalaya.
According to sources, the illegal consignment of contraband was transported via a Network Travel Bus to Shillong from Manipur and was to be delivered to a person named Lhunkhojang Kuki at Demthring Petrol Pump.
The ANTF team conducted a surveillance in the area and intercepted a man after he had taken a carton containing suspected illegal contraband from the driver of the bus at around 9 am.
While checking the carton, they recovered 10 soapboxes of heroin. The total net weight of the contraband is 117.58 grams.
A case has been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985.
(Edited by Laxmi Chyrmang)