At least 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.
All those who have been arrested are repeat offenders, Bishnoi added.