SHILLONG, March 15 (NNN): Two persons were arrested along with over 71 kgs of marijuana in the East Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya.
The arrested persons have been identified as Babalu Singh (56) of Kale Diara, Patna and Saranjan Mahto (39) of Bihar, police said.
The police also said a ‘naka’ was set up by the ANTF team and staff of the anti-infiltration Umtyra CP on receiving credible information that two drug suppliers are travelling in a Maruti car with suspected contraband concealed in the vehicle moving from Kalain towards Khliehriat.
Their vehicle was intercepted while it was coming from Lumshnong at 6.15 am. On conducting a search, 117 packets of suspected contraband were found hidden under the rear side of the bumper and rear backlight, the police also said.
A preliminary test of the suspected contraband was conducted and showed positive results for marijuana and weighing 71.476 kgs, the police further said.
A case under the appropriate section of the NDPS Act has been registered at Khliehriat police station and an investigation is on to trace the forward and backward linkages, the police added.