The Drug Enforcement Agency in Nimba County has arrested and charged a 36-year-old man with smuggling and illegal possession of 36 packs of single barrel gun shots along with three single barrel pistols near a checkpoint.
DEA county commander, Julius Karnubeh, said the gun shorts were arrested from suspect Timothy Kollie, while enroute from Guinea to southeast Liberia.
He put the total cost of arms and ammunition seized as US$1,360.
Meanwhile, the DEA has ordered the closure of a local business center, “Chocolate City” in Ganta, Nimba County.
Col. Karnubeh said the center has been involved in putting marijuana in drinks and selling them to the public.
He told this paper the proprietress of the business, Evelyn Yar-Kollie, has been putting marijuana in alcoholic beverages and selling them to the public, including children.
The DEA has also declared suspect Prince Garpeh a “Wanted” for his alleged involvement in drug trade.
The latest arms arrest by the DEA bring to four the number of huge single barrel gun shots that have been arrested by state security in Nimba County.
Local traders are involved in importation of single barrel guns and ammunitions from neighboring Guinea for sale in Liberia to hunters and private individuals. By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba – Editing by Jonathan Browne