LIBERIA: Police Raid Several Drugs Dealers In Monrovia

armedThe Liberia National Police has arrested several alleged drugs dealers and users during an early morning raids of Ghettos in Monrovia and its environs.

A LNP release says, one hundred and thirty five suspected drugs addicts were arrested from several communities including Old Road, West Point, Duport Road, SD Cooper Road and the notorious turtle base located in Paynesville.

The release further indicated that huge quantities of narcotic substances with street value over 500,000 Liberian dollars where seize during the early morning raid.

The alleged drugs addicts are currently detained at the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police undergoing screening process and investigation.

Those arrested include thirteen females and one hundred and twenty two males.

At the same time the Director of Police Col. C. Clarence Massaquoi has indicated that the raid will extend to other parts of the country and call on citizens to assist the police locate criminal hideouts in their respective communities.

Col. Massaquoi said the police will continue to focus on community outreach programs to reduce crimes in the country. He said community policing was a key priority of his administration and called on Liberians to be supportive of police programs in the wake of the United Nations Mission drawdown process.

He concluded by stating that the LNP will not relent to arrest anyone who is involved with drugs abuse indicating that “such behavior leads to the distortion of live properties “, something Col Massaquoi said must be halted.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.