Meghalaya: 5 peddlers from Manipur held; Drug network identified
SHILLONG | Aug 16, 2019:
In continuation with its crusade against drug menace, the Anti-Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) team of S.P. East Khasi Hills district was successful in targeting one supply chain of drug peddlers belonging to the same clan, originally hailing from Manipur.
According to the police, the ANTF, had, on Thursday received a tip off that few suspected persons from Manipur had come to Shillong and are staying at a hotel in Laitumkhrah, Shillong.
Subsequently, the particular room of hotel was raided as per provisions of NDPS Act and two accused namely Thangcha Khongsai and Kimboi Khongsai were found in possession of 12.97 gms of heroin. "They accepted the fact they had come to Shillong with big assignment of drugs," said the police.
On the lead of Thangcha Khongsai, the ANTF team raided the house of one T. Lalcha Khongsai in Madanriting area but nothing incriminating was found from Lalcha's possession though he accepted that he is part of the distribution network.
On further enquiry, it was found that another Lalhningliana Khongsai of Nongthymmai area is also part of this particular module. His house was raided and police were able to recover 227.56 gms of heroin from the rented house.
Finally, the house of Projangam Khongsai of Madanriting area was raided but nothing incriminating was found in his house.