SHILLONG: Altogether 44,900 bottles of banned Phensedyl were seized from a truck, which was abandoned on the national highway in East Jaintia Hills after being chased by police on Tuesday evening.

East Jaintia Hills district police chief Jagpal Singh Dhanao said while conducting checking near Lumshnong police station, two trucks were signalled to stop for verification but only one of the trucks coming from Umkiang side stopped while the one coming from Khliehriat side refused to comply and instead drove rashly ahead.

He said the said truck was then pursued by the staff from Lumshnong PS, and after a short chase the driver of the said truck abandoned the truck and fled.

The truck was brought to Lumshnong  police station as it was suspected to be carrying contraband.

From the truck, 150 bags containing 44900 bottles of 100 ml each of the banned Phensedyl were recovered, the SP said while informing that a case has been registered at Lumshnong PS and necessary legal action initiated to arrest the accused persons.

Conra K Sangma @SangmaConrad posted on Twitter that ANTF for adept intelligence collection, sound coordination, swift planning and resolute pursuit of criminals resulted in the remarkable seizure of 44,900 bottles of spurious Phyensedyl from a truck.