Ri Bhoi police arrested a drug trafficker and seized 135.64 grams of heroin worth Rs 1.3 crore from his possession.
The accused identified as Rahul Nazary of Madanryting, East Khasi Hills district, was intercepted at Byrnihat while transporting the contraband in a tourist taxi bearing registration number ML 05 T 6149 from Guwahati to Shillong.
Police said the accused was carrying a sling bag with 10 soap boxes in it. The soap boxes contain yellowish orange powder which tested positive for heroin.
A case under the NDPS Act has been registered.