Meghalaya Police on Friday arrested five persons, including a woman with 10.174 kg of suspected Amphetamine WY, commonly known as Yaba tablets from Mawiongrim viewpoint.
Based on reliable inputs that one tourist vehicle, which was travelling from Guwahati to Shillong is being used by drug suppliers for transporting contraband drugs, a joint operation was carried out along with ANTF team and accompanied by Mawlai Police to intercept the vehicle at Mawiongrim viewpoint.
Police said the vehicle was successfully intercepted at the viewpoint and it was occupied by five persons and the driver.
On following the procedures of NDPS Act and searching the vehicle and personal belongings of the occupants, police recovered 10.174 kg of suspected Amphetamine WY inside the travel trolley of Jiten Wairokpam Singh.
Upon examination of the suspect it was ascertained that he was in conspiracy of trafficking the contraband drugs along with four others namely Akoijam Subhachandra Singh, Samphangso Shinglai, Nganba Wairokpham Chenglei and Nengneichong Lhanglal all from Manipur’s Thoubal and Ukhrul districts, police said.
All the five accused were arrested and a case was registered under the NDPS Act.