LIBERIA: Police Raid 39 Drugs Dealers and Users In Brewersville and Its Surroundings, Several Ghettos, Criminal Hideouts Discovered

{By Eldred Thomas/GNN-Liberia Senior Correspondent}

Alleged Criminals Arrested During The Police Raid
Alleged Criminals Arrested During The Police Raid

The Liberia National Police Zone Six Depot in Brewersville today raided several  drugs dealers and users at their hideouts in the township bringing relief to dozens of residents who have been victims at the mercy of these alleged criminals arrested by the police.

Chief Superintendent Blama Yancy Zone Six Police Commander
Chief Superintendent Blama Yancy Zone Six Police Commander

According to our staff who was on the scene during the raid, said the operation which was successful was backed by officers of the Police Support Unit (PSU) who on Tuesday evening, July 12, 2016 arrested a huge number of drug dealers and hard code criminals both males and females.

Another Scene From The Police Raid
Another Scene From The Police Raid

The Commander  of the  Zone Six Police Depot,  Chief Superintendent Blama Yancy  told the GNN that the raid is part of several police operations around the Country  to clean the communities of drug and criminals who have engaged in unlawful acts ranging from armed robbery, rape, harassment and intimidation of peaceful citizens.

Superintendent Yancy further  indicated  that the raid was triggered by a tip off from members of the Community Watch Forums across the district on the alleged increase in the sale of drugs by individuals residing in their communities.

Another Scene From The Police Raid
Another Scene From The Police Raid

He named some of the hideouts as the infamous VOA cemetery in Brewersville and the Citi Bank Compound where drug dealers and users have taken over and transferred it  into their dwelling place.

He said the latest raiding of these ghettos will ensure that citizens breathe a new sense of relief as they prepare for the July 26 Independence Celebration.

Some of the substances arrested from the suspects include Italian White, parcels of marijuana, Kanyan produced with marijuana and other particles, bonnie dust with marijuana among others.

The police official said some key individuals in these communities  who are regular dealers of these dangerous drugs including an elderly woman only identified as Ma Grace, a Nigerian lady was among those arrested.

Chief Supt, Yancy noted  that the growing presence of criminals and drug addicts have always posed threats to the daily movement and activities of community members.

“Over thirty nine persons were arrested and are currently been investigated in connection to the crimes of illegal possession of drugs, criminal facilitation, among others after which they will be forwarded to court for prosecution, the Zone Six Police Commander explained”.

He maintained the police will not relent raiding the communities and Liberia of criminals, despite challenges they confronted with in the discharge of their duties.

Chief Yancy also used the occasion to launch renewed appeal to the community members to continue their support and cooperation with the Liberia National Police to ensure the society is free criminals.

The police raid comes after the reemergence of armed robbery activities in district seventeen specifically in the Banjor and Brisbane road communities where the robbers attacked with deadly weapons and wounded one person, and making away with several valuables.

District seventeen in Montserrado County over the time experienced series of armed robbery activities leaving residents seriously victimized and properties valued thousands of dollars forcibly taken away.

Some of the residents who spoke with this Network commended the police for the raid, while appealing to them to regularly chased criminals and drug addicts of their communities.

They pledged their renewed commitment to continue their support to the Liberia National Police to help raid the community of drug users and dealers to ensure a safe and healthy environment.                                   –

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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.