The Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency Bong County Detachment is expected
today April 27, 2019, to burn over 518kg of marijuana and heroin 533.3 grams confiscated from drugs dealers in the County
The streets value of the marijuana is placed at $ 3,729,600LD & $ 23,310 USD, while the heroine is placed at $3,730,496 LD and $17,656.00 USD.
Speaking in an interview with The Monrovia Times, LDEA Bong County Commander Alex K. Toweh said the drugs were confiscated from dealers in the various Districts and communities in the County based on a tip from residents. According to him, the burning of the drugs is done in consultation with the LDEA headquarters in Monrovia.
He further revealed that they also arrested some Narcotic Drugs and expired pharmaceutical products form some Medicine stores in the County.
He added that Bong County’s Superintendent, Anthony B. Sheriff and
Representatives from the office of the county attorney, Jonathon Flomo are
expected to be present to witness the exercise today.
Commander Toweh praised officers of the LDEA for always showing up as
backup during operations to confiscate drugs. The Bong County LDEA boss also lauded citizens for their collaboration.
“You find these drugs in the hideout, so if someone does not give you a tipoff, you could not find them,” he added.
According to Toweh, based on the citizens’ collaboration, two Nigerian National, Henry Cheigwu age 41 and Christian Onhuwu age 20 were recently arrested and charged with illegal possession of harmful substances and send to the court.
Moreover, Mr. Toweh said the two Nigerian were also arrested with three different types of passport bearing names of the various countries and a voter registration card in the county.
He added that it can also be risky to store dangerous confiscated substances because of threats from individuals involved with the illegal drug trade and trafficking, maintaining that with the necessary support from the government, the LDEA will continue to combat drug crimes in Bong County.
He also warned residents of the various Districts to desist from allowing drug dealers to use their homes as hideouts for drugs.
The burning of the drugs will take place around the Gbarnga Check-point or old Taylor Farm along the Gbarnga Monrovia highway.