LIBERIA: LRA Customs Hands Over Seized Drugs To LDEA

The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), through its Department of Customs, has handed over a consignment of smuggled drugs to the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA).

LRA Customs Officers discovered and seized the drugs, identified to be cannabis (also known as marijuana), with support from the Liberia Seaport Police and APM Terminals.

The assorted drugs include dosidos weed, blanco weed, rusty white, green kartel and cannabis candy, among others.

 LRA Assistant Commissioner for Customs Collection and Enforcement Atty. Blamo Koffa said Customs officers, with support from the Liberia Seaport Police and APM Terminals, seized the consignment at the Freeport of Monrovia.

The consignee falsely declared only personal effects to be on the container, which originated from Canada, but Customs’ search discovered three undeclared vehicles and the drugs.

Receiving the drugs, LDEA Chief of Operations James Smith thanked LRA Customs and members of the joint team assigned at the Port of Monrovia for the timely seizure.

Koffa has meanwhile urged the joint security at the Port to work as a unit in countering and combating smuggling, under declaration among other illicit behaviors that undemand the revenue collection and security of the state.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13605 Articles
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.
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