L$2 million Worth of Marijuana Confiscated by Police

CHOCOLATE CITY, Montserrado – The Liberia National Police has reported confiscating 776 kilograms of marijuana worth over L$2 million (US$14,493) in a community located along Somalia Drive.

Inspector General Patrick Sudue said five persons were arrested, including a 36-year-old woman, Adama Faiyah, who is a business partner to the prime suspect. The prime suspect, a 31-year-old man identified as Moses Saah, is still on the run.

“On June 1, 2018, the police had a tipoff and went in the field and we were able to bust and arrest a drug syndicate in the Somalia Drive Chocolate City community through our police intelligence,” Sudue said.

He also disclosed that the police was able to seize four cartons of single barrel rounds at the Yeala border area in Lofa. Each of the cartons contained 250 rounds, he said.

“We called you all here today to inform you about the work the LNP is carrying on in the various communities and we can assure you that we will do everything in our power to fight crimes,” Sudue added.

The police chief used the occasion to appeal to the National Legislature to increase the budget for the police. He said the current budget does not provide any funding for intelligence gathering and that was important for the police to continue to make such arrests.

Featured photo by Ida Reeves

Ida Reeves

Ida Reeves is a senior student at the University of Liberia studying Mass Communications and Sociology. She graduated from the Young Political Leadership School and has worked in the past for Farbric Radio, Freedom Radio, and Frontier newspaper.

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