Shillong, Dec 4: Three drug peddlers including the wife of an ex-army man were arrested along with 98 grams of heroin worth nearly Rs 10 lakh.
The arrest was made during a raid conducted at Madanrting Block- D and Block-F in the city on Tuesday.
The arrested persons were identified as Lal Peng Rowli (53), Rebecca Hmar (35) and her husband Vanlal Mawia Hmar (28).
SP (City), S.A. Rynjah told reporters that from their possession, a total of 98 grams of high grade heroin worth Rs 9.8 lakh was seized
He said while 23.42 gram of heroin along with cash Rs 34,760 was seized from the residence of Rebecca at Block F, 61.6 gram of heroin with Rs 1.41 lakh was recovered from the house of Rowli.
According to the SP, Rowli was the wife of an ex-army man who was part of the war in Sri Lanka.
The accused persons were under police radar for quite some time. All the three persons have been booked under relevant sections of the NDPS Act and forwarded to Court.
“During the year, we have seized 1.5 kg of heroin, and 20,000 tablets. As many as 49 cases have been registered under the NDPS Act,” he said.
Meanwhile the SP (City) urged the Dorbar Shnongs to remain vigil and they should check the background of people from outside the state who came to stay as tenants in their respective localities.