37 people, including 5 women arrested in Shillong anti-drugs raid

Shillong: Altogether 37 persons including 5 women and 27 drug users were arrested along with heroin from Shillong on Tuesday.

“A total of 5 women and 32 men have been arrested in today’s raid by ANTF EKH,” superintendent of police (City) Vivek Syiem said.

A case under NDPS Act and other penal sections will be taken up against them.

Anti-Narcotic Task Force (ANTF) East Khasi Hills district conducted a raid at Polo Bazar and apprehended one female and 5 male drug peddlers and seized 105 vials of heroin weighing 8.97 gms, 286.93 gms cannabis, 20 nos of Nitrazapam tablets, 330 empty vials, 10 syringes, 3 empty Golden Tobacco containers, 6 mobile phones, 1 scooty, 2 local taxis and cash Rs. 1,49,280, the police officer also said.

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In the raid, 27 drug users who came to buy drugs were also apprehended, he added.

Among them is an accused involved in Rynjah PS CNo 117(7)22u/s 454/380 IPC who escaped from Civil Hospital Covid ward on 06.08.22, the police officer further added.

He informed that 4 women who caused obstruction to the police in the raid were also picked up.

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