Shillong ( Meghalaya), June 30 : Six people were arrested in an operation against drug trafficking in Meghalaya, which also led to the recovery of over 670 gm of heroin worth nearly Rs 1 crore in the international market, a top police officer said Thursday.
Acting on a tip-off, police set up checkpoints at a few places in East Jaintia Hills district, nabbed two persons from a bus in the early hours of Thursday, and seized nearly 676 gm of heroin from their possession, DGP L R Bishnoi said.
After their preliminary interrogation, four more were arrested from various areas in the East Khasi Hills district, Bishnoi said.
Police have also recovered mobile phones, a motorcycle and banned tablets, along with the contraband, he said.
Addressing a press conference here , Bishnoi said that there are approximately 2.5 lakh drug users including injectable drugs and psychotropic substances users and all those who have been arrested are repeat offenders,
He said that due to the close proximity to the golden triangle, Meghalaya has become a major transit point for drug trafficking and this has put the authorities on a very high alert to tackle the menace.