Meghalaya, Jan 15: Meghalaya Police recently intercepted a heroin loaded vehicle at Umphyrnai, Dymmiew village in East Khasi Hills (EKH) district and arrested two persons.

According to the EKH superintendent of police (SP), S Nongtnger, the police received intelligence tip-off that some suspected illegal contraband was being brought in a vehicle with Mizoram registration and proceeding along the highway from Khliehriat in East Jaintia Hills towards Mawryngkneng in EKH to deliver the consignment to a Mizo woman by the name of Vanlaltluangi.

The ANTF team immediately swung into action and intercepted the said vehicle at Umphyrnai, Dymmiew village at around 4:25 pm and detained the vehicle bearing registration number MZ01 M 6507 driven by Vanlalropuia,” Nongtnger said.

When Meghalaya Police started searching the vehicle, 40 soap cases containing heroin weighing 431 grams was recovered and seized accordingly.

Later, a trap was laid for the receivers of the consignment where two persons namely Vanlaltluangi and Bruno Faihriem, who were moving together in a vehicle (white WagonR ML05 H 0764), were intercepted and arrested,” the SP added.

A case has been registered vide Madanrting PS Case No. 09(01)2021 U/S 21 (c)/29 NDPS Act and investigated into.