Customs Arrests Sierra Leonean Woman With Smuggled Drugs

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[Monrovia, September 18, 2023] – The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), through its vigilant Customs Department, has arrested a Sierra Leonean national attempting to smuggle into Liberia a significant quantity of narcotic drug known as “Kush” from Sierra Leone.

Madam Maseray Essay, aged 35, was taken into custody on September 14, at the Bo Waterside Liberian-Sierra Leonean Border in Grand Cape Mount County. Suspect Essay was found to be in possession of 2 kilograms of Kush, with an estimated street value of US$36,000, when Customs arrested her.

The illicit drugs were cleverly concealed within a black plastic bag, carefully hidden within a brand-new, oversized Jiepak speaker.

Customs officials promptly handed over the alleged smuggler and along with the drugs to the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) in the county. She has been formally charged for prosecution.

The LRA Customs underscores its unwavering commitment to its core responsibilities, which include the lawful collection of revenue, facilitation of cross-border trade, and safeguarding the well-being of the citizens of Liberia.

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