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Heroin worth Rs 4.5 crore seized from Manipur woman in Meghalaya

Meghalaya Police arrested a woman with heroin worth nearly Rs 4.5 crore from her possession on August 11.

The drug smuggler, identified as Veineithem Haokip, who was travelling with a juvenile, from Manipur’s Churachandpur district was arrested on Sunday. The police seized 930 grams of heroin from her possession.

Police have handed over the juvenile to a shelter home. “During an intensive checking of vehicles along the National Highway, we seized 80 soap boxes containing heroin from three bags belonging to Haokip,” Superintendent of Police in-charge East Khasi Hills district, Claudia Lyngwa said.

The seized heroin is worth Rs 4.5 crore in the street market. Haokip (25), a resident of Teigang village in Manipur was travelling along with a juvenile in a night bus from Manipur to Shillong.

Lyngwa said the arrested woman has been booked under NDPS Act.

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