ANTF seizes contrabands; 37 held

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​The Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF), East Khasi Hills on Tuesday arrested as many as thirty-seven people, including five women along with a huge amount of contraband from Polo Bazaar area.

Accord​​ing to police sources, “A total of Five women and thirty-two men have been arrested in today’s raid by ANTF EKH.”

He further informed that a case under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and other panel sections have been registered against them.

The officer further said, “ANTF EKH apprehended one female and five drug traffickers and seized 105 vials of heroin weighing 8.97 gm, 286.93 gm of marijuana, 20 Nitrazepam tablets, 330 empty vials, 10 syringes, three empty tobacco containers, six mobile phones, one two-wheeler, two local taxis and cash, Rs 1,49,280.”

He further informed that in the raid, 27 drug users who came to buy drugs were also apprehended.

“Amongst 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. 4 women who caused obstruction to the police in the raid were also picked up,” he added.