40 soap cases containing heroin seized by Meghalaya police

Shillong: Following an intelligence tip-off concerning the transport of illegal contraband, the Meghalaya police on Thursday seized 40 soap cases containing heroin.

According to East Khasi Hills District Superintendent of Police, S Nongtnger the suspected contraband was being brought in a Mizoram registration vehicle on Wednesday at around 2 pm. The vehicle was proceeding along the highway from Khliehriat towards Mawryngkneng to deliver the consignment to a Mizo woman.

Following a tip-off, the Anti Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) team immediately swung into action and intercepted the said vehicle at Umphyrnai, Dymmiew village at around 4:25 pm on Wednesday and detained the vehicle bearing registration number MZ01 M 6507.

Upon searching the vehicle, 40 soap cases containing 431 gm heroin was recovered and seized.

Later, a trap was laid for the consignment receivers was laid, and two persons were intercepted and arrested.

Nongtnger informed that a case has been registered under the NDPS Act.

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