Shillong: Three persons were arrested with 1.1 kg of heroin in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, police said on Tuesday.

Acting on a tip-off, a vehicle going from Manipur to Shillong was intercepted at the entry point to the city, Superintendent of Police Sylvester Nongtynger said.

Two persons were present in the vehicle, and after a thorough search, 100 soap boxes of heroin were seized, he said. The duo was immediately arrested.

Another man, to whom the drugs worth around Rs 2 crore were to be delivered, was also arrested, the SP added.

As per the preliminary probe, the drugs were trafficked from Myanmar for sale in Shillong, police said.

A case was registered under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, they said.

At present, the trio is in COVID-19 quarantine and will be produced in court as and when protocols permit, the police officer said.

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