Shillong Police busts drug supply chain

SHILLONG, Aug 16: In itse continuous endeavour to cleanse streets of Shillong from drug menace, the Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) team of Superintendent of Police East Khasi Hills district was success in targeting one supply chain network of Khongsai clan who hail originally from Manipur.

On Thursday, the ANTF got a tip off that few suspected persons from Manipur had come to Shillong and are staying at Parkash Hotel, Laitumkhrah.

Subsequently a particular room of the hotel was raided as per provisions of NDPS Act.

Two accused namely, Thangcha Khongsai and a lady Kimboi Khongsai were found in possession of 12.97 gms of heroin.

They accepted the fact they had come to Shillong with big assignment of drugs.

On the lead of Thangcha Khongsai, ANTF team raided house of one T. Lalcha Khongsai in Madanrting area.

Nothing incriminating was found from Lalcha’s possession but he accepted that he is part of distribution network of Khongsai clan.

On further enquiry, it was found that one Lalhningliana Khongsai of Nongthymmai area is also part of this particular module.

His house was also raided and police were able to recover 227.56 gms of heroin from the rented house.

Finally, the house of Projangam Khongsai of Madanrting area was raided but nothing incriminating was found in his house.

It is to be noted that the consignment of drugs was brought from Manipur to Shillong in Maruti 800 bearing registration number WB 90 7217.

Once the accused Thangcha Khongsai and Kimboi Khongsai reached Shillong the drugs were taken to the house of Paojangam Khongsai where they were divided among other accused.

Police has seized the vehicle and further enquiry is on to ascertain the source of drug chain network and other drug dealers in Shillong area.

The case has been registered under section 21(b) and 29 of NDPS Act.

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