SHILLONG, Sept 25 - A person involved in the smuggling of suspected yellow cake was arrested by police from the State Capital here on Saturday.
The yellow cake or unprocessed Uranium is alleged to have been supplied by one Ronald Phairembam from here to two individuals Lalrintluangi and Elizabeth Numami in Champhai, Mizoram. The seized substance weighs 1.5 kg.
Based on the information by Lalrintluangi and Elizabeth in Mizoram, a joint police team from Meghalaya and Mizoram raided Mawblei area here and arrested Ronald.
In another case, five persons, including an eighty-year-old man, were arrested from Mawiong Lynti Rim for possessing two endangered Geckos on Saturday.
Tokay Geckos are prized by poachers for their tremendous demand in the grey Asian markets. These reptiles are said to have medicinal properties and some matured ones are sold for as high as Rs 20 lakh. These reptiles are listed as endangered species under the Wildlife Act.