The Joint Security assigned at the Bo Waterside port of entry have arrested and confiscated a Mercedes Benz from a suspected cross-border auto thief.
Making the disclosure at his Bo Waterside office to journalists over the weekend, the Commander of the Joint Security at Bo Waterside, Major Saxon Tambo, said the suspect who is a Sierra Leonean was arrested following a tip-off from their Sierra Leonean counterparts.
“We got the description of the Mercedes-Benz including the color. When he entered it was exact, so we say it was a well accomplished tracking,” he explained.
According to Commander Tambo, the suspect has since been forwarded to the Tienii Magisterial Court for trial.
Major Tambo who refused to name the suspect due to security reason, further disclosed to LINA that the stolen vehicle is currently impounded at the headquarters of the Joint Security detail of Bo Waterside in Tewor District, Grand Cape Mount County.
The Grand Cape Mount County Joint Security boss said this is not the first time they have been confronted with such a situation, noting that in most instances, they are called by vehicle owners from Monrovia and other parts of the country for their missing vehicles which they track at the crossing point.
Meanwhile the head of the Joint Security has commended their counterparts in Sierra Leone for the level of cordiality that exit between them.
Major Saxon indicated that the cordiality existing between them and their Sierra Leonean counterparts is enabling them to combat cross-border crimes along the border.