Student, 28, Arrested with L$500,000 worth Of Drugs

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The Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA), Bong County Detachment, have arrested a 28-year old man, believed to be a student of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC), with 79 kilograms of marijuana in Gbarnga, Bong County.

The street value of the 79 kilograms of marijuana is placed at over five hundred fifty-three thousand Liberian dollars (L$553,000).

According to the Commander of the LDEA Bong County Detachment, Alex Taweh, suspect Christopher Narmei was arrested in the civil compound community in Gbarnga while he was on his way to Monrovia, Montserrado County, to market the drugs.

It is reported that suspect Christopher Narmei has been involved with drugs trafficking in the civil compound community in Gbarnga, a situation the Bong DEA Commander described as “against the development of Liberia.”

The Bong DEA Commander urged citizens and residents of the County to join the fight against drugs trafficking in the County by informing the DEA about drugs related issues in their various communities.

For his part, suspect Christopher Narmei who identified himself as a student of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC) said he decided to venture into the sale of drugs in order to sustain himself and his family as a result of the economic hardship in the country.

Suspect Narmei noted that he is self-supported in school because there is nobody to help him with the payment of his tuition and other required fees and to meet other basic family needs.

He, however, appealed to the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency to have mercy on him and set him free.

The issue of Drugs trafficking in Liberia centrally located County is becoming a serious issue on a daily basis as evidenced by numerous drugs-related arrests made by the DEA in recent times.

Since January of this year, more than twenty persons have so far been arrested in Bong County including a classroom Teacher with drugs.

In order for these activates to come to a standstill, some citizens and residents called on LDEA to remain vigilant.

The citizens also assured support for LDEA in the performance of its duties by reporting anyone suspected to be involved in such illegal activities in the county.

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