JORABAT, March 17 - Acting on a tip-off, Byrnihat Police conducted an operation and recovered a huge amount of Ganja from a truck this morning near here.
According to police, Byrnihat police blocked the highway for the trucks coming from Shillong towards Guwahati this morning and recovered around one tonne of Ganja from a truck bearing registration no. TR 01D 1606 in 12th Mile area of Jorabat around 8 am.
A Byrnihat Police official said that a secret cabin was built in the back of the truck for transporting this huge amount of Ganja worth around Rs 1crore. Police have seized the truck and arrested both the driver and helper. The truck was on its way to Uttar Pradesh from Tripura.
After confirmation of the ganja by a Forensic team from Shillong, at around 3 pm, an officer of Meghalaya Police misbehaved and seized the mobile of a media person used for recording video of the ganja and deleted it. Smelling foul play, media persons have complained to Ri-Bhoi SP in this regard.