Shillong,Sep 15: Police arrested two drug peddlers in East Jaintia Hills on Friday.
According to the police, credible source information was received that suspected illegal contraband is being transported through two tourist vehicles coming from Mizoram. Accordingly, the ANTF team along with staff of Umtyra Check gate and Khliehriat PS conducted Naka at Nongsning under the command of Banraplang Jyrwa, Additional Superintendent of Police, East Jaintia Hills.
Around 8:30 am, the vehicles were detained. During the search of the first vehicle (Tata Sumo ML-05-M-1597) in the presence of independent witnesses, four soap boxes containing yellowish orange powder with a net weight of 43.33 gms were recovered and while during the search of the second vehicle (Tata Sumo MZ-01-K-3872), 44 soap boxes containing yellowish orange powder with a net weight of 516.43 gms were recovered. Preliminary test was conducted which indicated positive for heroin. The contraband were then seized, packed and sealed in the presence of independent witnesses.
The arrested persons are Lorence Zomuanpuia (32), son of R. Rosangzuala, a resident of Assam Bazar, ARC, Shillong and
Lalmalsawa (36), son of Sheloder and a resident of Hunthar veng, Aizawl, Mizoram.
Details of seizure:
Suspected heroin – 43.33 gms and 516.43 gms (Total – 559.76 gms)
Cash – Rs. 1, 000/- and Rs. 1, 200/- (total – Rs. 2, 200/-) and two mobile phones