Shillong, Nov 18 (PTI): Three people were arrested and heroin worth Rs 14 crore was seized from their possession in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district on Friday, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, police nabbed the trio while they were travelling to Shillong from Manipur in a bus early during the day, district Superintendent of Police Giri Prasad said.
Heroin weighing 2 kg concealed in 158 soap boxes was seized during the checking of the bus on a highway near Mandarin-Saiden village.
The arrested trio was identified as Rashijuddin, Saddam Hussain and Iqbal Hussain, residents of Bishnupur district in Manipur.
Chief minister Conrad K Sangma congratulated director general of police (DGP) L R Bishnoi and the police department for the seizure.
“@RibhoiPolice diligently followed a tip off & nabbed 3 notorious traffickers from Manipur in the wee hours today & seized – 158 boxed high grade Heroin worth Rs. 14 Crore originated from Manipur & consigned to Shillong,” he tweeted.
“Hope this will further ignite the performance of cops on the frontline,” he added.