SHILLONG: In an outstanding example of effective cooperation between police and the public, the Meghalaya police successfully dismantled a drug cartel, confiscating drugs valued at Rs 2 crore in Shillong.
This significant operation was set in motion following a tip-off from a vigilant local cab driver during the night of Wednesday. Acting on this information, the police were able to achieve this remarkable feat.
In recognition of the valuable contribution made by the alert cab driver, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on Thursday, announced a reward and lauded his prompt thinking and bravery.
Sangma took to a popular micro-blogging website to express his admiration, stating, “What makes this success unique is the pivotal role played by an alert Sumo driver who promptly informed the Police about a suspicious bag. Many congratulations to the Sumo driver for his quick thinking and courage. He will be aptly rewarded for his honesty.”
The Chief Minister also extended his appreciation to DGP L R Bishnoi and his team for their tireless efforts in advancing the state’s mission of achieving a “Drug-Free Meghalaya”.
Sangma commented, “DGP and his team have been tirelessly working to combat the menace of drug trafficking. Such joint effort is a glorious example of the importance of public cooperation to fulfil our dream of Drug-Free Meghalaya.”
Earlier on September 20, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong also highlighted the remarkable progress made by the Meghalaya police in their battle against drug abuse during a session in the ongoing assembly.
He revealed that narcotics, drugs, and psychotropic substances with an astounding value of Rs 223 crore had been confiscated by the Meghalaya police between 2019 and September 6, 2023.
Tynsong had commended the achievement and added that during the same period, the Meghalaya police had registered a total of 515 cases, leading to the apprehension of 826 males and 109 females involved in drug-related activities.