Ri-Bhoi: The Ri-Bhoi District police recovered Heroin worth Rs 14 Crore and nabbed three notorious smugglers in connection to the case, said officials on Friday. The consignment of heroin that originated from the state of Manipur was consigned to reach Meghalaya’s capital Shillong. The consignment was sent through a bus which has been seized as well.
The officials also recovered three mobile phones from the smugglers, police informed. Taking to Twitter, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma wrote, ‘RibhoiPolice diligently followed a tip-off and nabbed 3 notorious traffickers from Manipur in the wee hours today and seized- -158 boxed high-grade Heroin worth Rs14 Crore originated from Manipur and consigned to Shillong -1bus -3 mobiles’.
.@RibhoiPolice diligently followed a tip off & nabbed 3 notorious traffickers from Manipur in the wee hours today & seized-
-158 boxed high grade Heroin worth ?14 Crore originated from Manipur & consigned to Shillong
-3 mobiles@AmitShah @narcoticsbureau @PIBHomeAffairs pic.twitter.com/WKCzmVKP6z
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) November 18, 2022
Earlier on Wednesday, in a well-synchronised operation, the Ri-Bhoi and East Jaintia Hills police in a joint operation arrested two smugglers and recovered gold biscuits from them. A total of 2.34 kg gold worth rupees 1.5 Cr and cash worth Rs 10.89 Lakh were recovered from them. This was the biggest ever haul in a day by the Meghalaya Police.