NIBA NEWS : Shillong, Sep 27, 2018:
- Deputy commissioner Custom Head quarters ,preventive unit North East Region Shillong, Issac Kharkongor informed that an international drug kingpin ,Letminlum Khonsai and his driver were apprended from linking village in RI Bhoi district near jorabat yesterday.
They seized Rsv19. 7 crore worth drugs.
They recovered 19.7 kg of methamphetamine tablets worth 19.7 crore.
Highlighting about the proximity of the North East to the Golden Triangle, kharkongar said that the customs annually seizes drugs worth around criteria of rupees and the route is mainly Myanmar, Manipur, Nagaland, Assam and through West Garo hills district of meghalaya to Bangladesh.
He said that Meghalaya ,being a peaceful state with no more law and order problem, has become a safe heaven for international drug syndicates who are using it as a transit route of drugs from Myanmar to Bangladesh and to carry on their illicit business.