Drug Enforcement Agency County Seized One Thousand Eighty-Six Kilograms Of Compressed Marijuana

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The Drug enforcement agency (DEA) in Bomi County with support from the joint security has seized 1,086 kilograms of compressed marijuana worth ten million sixty-eight thousand Liberian dollars.

According to report, the DEA made the seizure of the drugs at the Klay checkpoint on Sunday at 5:15 pm onboard a truck with plate number T-30262 in route from Grand Cape mount to Monrovia.

The report further states that the illegal drugs were being smuggled from Gendema, Sierra Leone into Liberia.
The driver of the truck known as Aaron Taylor alias FCB was also arrested in connection to the illegal substances and is currently in police custody in Tubmanburg City.

Bomi County DEA Commander Kula Dennis who supervised the arrest called for effective operations by DEA officers at the Bo-waterside Checkpoint in Grand Cape Mount County.

Kula Dennis is, however, calling on National Government to provide logistical support towards the DEA operations in the County.
Meanwhile, Liberia Tuesday joined the world in the celebration of World Drugs Day.

The day which was celebrated by the joint security task force in the country also witness an array of top government officials.
Delivering the keynote speech for World Drugs Day was a Liberian prelate Jekins Jorgbor who called on the public to desist from labeling drug users as zogoes in the country.

Rev. Jorgbor said stigmatizing people who are addicted to drugs has the propensity to undermine the fight against drugs abuse.
According to him a concerted effort by security actors is required in ending drugs addiction and abuse in the country.

Rev. Jorgbor who is also the Pastor-In-Charge of the Grace Baptist Church in Gadnersville is calling for the establishment of a drug addiction treatment center in the fifteen counties of Liberia with competent counselors.
He stressed that there is a need for the present drug law in Liberia be revisited to make it more rigid

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