Meghalaya: 5 peddlers from Manipur held; Drug network identified

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.

"It is to be noted that the consignment of drugs was brought from Manipur to Shillong in Maruti 800 bearing registration number WB 90 7217," police informed adding that once the accused Thangcha Khongsai and Kimboi Khongsai reached Shillong, the drugs were taken to the house of Paojangam Khongsai where they were divided among other accused.

Police has seized the vehicle and further enquiry is on to ascertain the source of drug chain network and other drug dealers in Shillong area.

The case has been registered under section 21(b) and 29 of NDPS Act.  

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