Armed drug peddlers arrested in Shillong

June 19, 2023 by MT Bureau

Staff Reporter

Shillong, June 16: Two drug peddlers were arrested with heroin and a country made revolver from the city yesterday.

Eldikinstar Sohtun and T James Seiminthang were arrested from Nongshiliang by ANTF East Khasi Hills along with officers of Rynjah and Laitumkhrah police stations, district police chief Sylvester Nongtnger informed today.

A total of 40 soap cases of heroin weighing 423.09 grams were recovered from their possession. 2 mobile phones, one bike (ML 05 R 5271), 1 pan card and 1 EPIC were also seized by the police, He said.

A case has been registered under the NDPS Act at the Rynjah police station.

The SP further informed that following interrogation, a further search was conducted today morning at the residence of Eldikinstar Sohtun at Mawpat.

1 country-made revolver, 7 rounds of 0.22 live ammunition, 6 rounds of .38 live ammunition, 1 used bullet, 5 rounds of 12-bore live ammunition, 1 mobile phone, cash amounting to Rs 2 lakh, 1 air gun, 2 Mahindra Thar, 1 Maruti Zen, 1 Maruti 800 and 1 Chevrolet Beat vehicles were recovered from his residence.