SHILLONG | July 24, 2019:
The Anti Narcotic Task Force of Meghalaya police on Tuesday seized 529 grams of heroine worth over Rs one crore in the street market.
Informing this, East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Claudia Lyngwa said that the seizure of 529 grams of heroine was made yesterday by the ANTF team.
She said that the seizure was made from a Manipuri lady in Maranryting locality who is not a dealer but a supplier.
Informing that the newly formed ANTF is focused on the supply line, Lyngwa said that if they can control the supply line they are hopeful that they can control the menace.
Stressing on the need of the society to cooperate with the police to make sure that the culprits are booked as per law, Lyngwa said that Narcotic Drugs and Pyschotropic Substance act does not only allow seizure by police but every seizure must have witnesses. She further requested for the assistance of the Rangbah shnong(s) and added that without independent witnesses, their hands are tied.
Meanwhile, SDPO Sadar police station, Jagpal Singh said that apart from areas like Madanryting, Mawlai, Jhalupara and polo area, the menace is not about localities anymore as it has spread far out and putting all of them behind the bars is not the solution.
It may be mentioned that as per available records with the police, there are around 11,000 drug injectors while many use it in different forms.