The police recovered 45 packets of gelatin sticks weighing about 112.5 kg, 5,900 detonators packed in boxes and around 133 metres of detonating cord.
Police said the consignments recovered in the district are highly dangerous and were being brought to Meghalaya from the neighbouring states.
“All these cases are being thoroughly investigated in order to unearth the larger designs behind such activities,” the district police said in a statement.
In order to create effective deterrence as well as to protect the residents from ill-effects of such illegal acts, the district police are keeping a strict vigil round the clock.
In continuance of these efforts, a special operation was conducted by a joint team of ANTF East Jaiñtia Hills, Khliehriat police station, Lumshnong police station and Ladrymbai outpost on Wednesday and Thursday.
All the commercial vehicles plying through the district from Silchar side were also thoroughly checked.
The operation started at around 3 pm on Wednesday and concluded at around 8 am on Thursday.
The operations led to the recoveries of explosives and drugs and ganja.
Police said around 1 am on Thursday, one night super bus (AS-24C-2829) travelling from Karimganj towards Guwahati was intercepted at Khliehriat.
“During checking, 45 packets of gelatin sticks weighing approximately 112.5 Kg, 5900 detonators packed in boxes and approximately 133 meters detonating cord (Cordtex) were recovered from six bags belonging to two passengers travelling in the said bus,” said police.
Both the passengers have been arrested and during preliminary interrogation, they revealed that they were taking the explosives to Karbi Anglong district of Assam.
The details about the arrested persons have not been shared in the interest of investigation.
“In this connection, a case vide Khliehriat PS Case No. 161(10)19 u/s 5/6 of Explosive Substances Act 1908 R/W Sec 9-B of The Explosives Act, 1884 has been registered and investigation has started,” police said.
Police also informed that approximately at 2 am on Thursday, one night super bus (AS-01JC-0979) travelling from Agartala towards Guwahati was intercepted at Khliehriat.
45 packets of gelatin sticks weighing approx 112.5 Kg, 5900 detonators packed in boxes & approx133 meters detonating cord.
21 Kgs Ganja & contraband items weighing approximately 0.74 grams suspected to be heroin and 260 mg of Nitrazepam tablets.
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During checking, contraband items suspected to be ganja, weighing approximately 21 Kgs, were recovered from two bags belonging to the below mentioned passengers travelling in the said bus.
In this connection, a case vide Khliehriat PS Case No. 162(10)19 u/s 8(c)/20(b)/29 NDPS Act has been registered and investigation has started.
Both the passengers – Dharanveer Ray (33) and Prince Ray (18) – from Bihar have been arrested.
During preliminary interrogation, they revealed that they purchased ganja from Agartala and were taking it to Bihar for sale.
Moreover, police recovered heroin and Nitrazepam on Wednesday at 4.20 pm after one commercial TATA Sumo taxi (ML-04A-5229) travelling from Digorkhal towards Ladrymbai was intercepted at Byndihati village on NH-06.
During thorough checking, contraband items weighing approximately 0.74 gms suspected to be heroin and 260 mg of Nitrazepam tablets were recovered from the possession of Dashwamiki Lamare (30) who was travelling in the said vehicle.
In this connection, a case vide Khliehriat PS Case No. 160(10)19 u/s 8(c)/21(a)/22(a)/29 NDPS Act has been registered and investigation has started.
The person has been arrested and during preliminary interrogation, he revealed that he purchased the items from Kalain in Assam for self use as well as for sale.