Meghalaya: Drug trafficker nabbed from Shillong's Madanrting area

March 17, 2023 by MT Bureau

Staff Reporter

Shillong, March 16: A woman from Mizoram was arrested from Shillong today for her involvement in a drug trafficking case.

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Lathazuali Ralte was apprehended at her rented apartment at Demthring, Madanrting with the help of Madanriting police station staff and was brought to Ladrymbai to be arrested in connection with the instant case, East Jaintia Hills Additional Superintendent of Police B Jyrwa said.

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This came after police arrested Lalduhwami Ralte, who was ferrying illegal contraband from Mizoram to Shillong in a tourist Tata Sumo (ML 05 K 2432).

The vehicle was detected and detained at Ladrymbai near Friend Hotel after police acted on credible sources of information.

55.68 grams of heroin was recovered from a black backpack of Lalduhwami.

On his arrest, police immediately proceeded to Shillong to apprehend Lathazuali, who is the mastermind and the main receiver of the illegal contraband, Jyrwa said.

A case was registered with the Khliehriat police station and an investigation of the case is in progress, he added.