Meghalaya Police conduct operation against ‘drug mafia’ in Shillong; 15 apprehended

Meghalaya Police conduct operation against ‘drug mafia’ in Shillong; 15 apprehended

SHILLONG | July 03, 2019:

The Anti-Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) of East Khasi Hills district and staff from Pasteur Beat House conducted an operation against the 'drug mafia' operating in Polo area in the morning hours of July 2 (Tuesday).

In this connection, 14 persons were apprehended from Polo area and thoroughly interrogated.

During personal search conducted upon the apprehended persons, a small amount of suspected drug (Heroin) net weight- 0.47 grams was recovered from the possession of one of the accused persons — Marios Pyngrope (38) hailing from Lumshyiap, Langkyrding in Shillong.

During further interrogation, the accused person Marios Pyngrope revealed to the Police that he keeps his stuff in forest area across FCI godown.

Immediately, the K9 Unit was also requisitioned to conduct search on the lead of Marios. The search of PHE Pump House at Lawmali was conducted in presence of independent witnesses and a total of 17.76 grams suspected contraband was recovered.

"The due process laid down in NDPS Act, was followed while conducting search and seizure in presence of respectable members of the locality. Police is still probing the source of drug supply network of Marios and further arrest cannot be ruled out," said SP EKH, Claudia Lyngwa.

The case 144(7)17 u/s 21(a) & 21(b) NDPS Act has been registered against Marios Pyngrope.

In a separate incident, Madanrting PS staff and ANTF team of Superintendent of Police, East Khasi Hills Office conducted a raid on Tuesday evening at Happy Valley after getting source information that one Luck Chakravarty is indulging into drug selling business.

The ANTF team was able to recover 3 (three) soap boxes and 4 (four) golden tobacco tins full of suspected contraband weighing 39.95 gms of heroin.

Hence the case 76(07)19 and U/S 21(b) NDPS has been registered and accused have been forwarded to the court.

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