Marijuana worth over 6 million Liberian dollars confiscated in Grand Cape Mount

By: Eldred Wlemongar Thomas/GNN Senior Reporter/

hands-in-handcuffsThe Grand Cape Mount detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency in Western county has confiscated huge quantity of Marijuana valued at six million, two hundred and ten thousand Liberian dollars.

In an exclusive interview with the GNN, DEA Grand Cape Mount Commander Octivius Manning said the drugs were ceased in Jenewede, town do too far from neighboring Sierra Leone.

Commander Manning said the Marijuana weights 540 kilograms was coming into the country through Jene-Liberia.

Manning said the arrest comes after a tip-off from citizens followed by weeks of thorough observation and monitoring by his men.

He noted the driver transporting the drugs Momo Fahnbulleh have been detained for questioning, while one Alexander Dogoseh believed to be a suspect is at large.

The Western region of Liberia, especially Grand Cape Mount County is known for the huge and frequent arrest of Marijuana, Cocaine, Italian White and other harmful substances coming into the country.

He lauded central government for the level of support, but decried that more financial and logistical assistance are needed to make the Agency more effective.

“If we are given the require support, we will fight drugs and substance abuse to a more appreciable level, Commander Manning assured”.

He outlined mobility, lack of access to communication among others as impediments hampering their work.

Commander Manning emphasized that the fight against drugs and substance abuse in the Western region remains an uphill task giving numerous illegal cross points.

But he indicated despite these challenges, he and his men remain committed to executing their duties.

The DEA official lamented the negative impact of drugs on the mainly Liberia’s youth population, noting it is a fight that require the collective effect of all to safe the country.

He at the same time commended the community dwellers for their continuous cooperation and support to fight against drugs in the region.

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