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Blind drugs dealer begs for mercy

A 37 – year – old man recently arrested allegedly with 21 kilogram of marijuana by agents of the Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA) Bong County Detachment is pleading with police officers to have mercy on him.

In an interview with the NewDawn’s Bong County correspondent at the Gbarnga Central Police Station, suspect Isaac Moore accused one Nelson Cammue of Gboveh Hill Community, Gbarnga, of allegedly giving him the drugs to deliver it to his (Nelson’s) sister.

Suspect Moore claims that Nelson gave him a “Ghana Must Go” bag to deliver to his (Nelson’s) sister in Kakata, Margibi County, but he did not check to know what was in the bag.

“Looking at my condition as a blind man, I don’t able to have such quantity of drugs, and it was just a mistake that I made to receive that bag from Isaac,” suspect Moore says.

According to him, if the police release him, he is willing to be monitored by community dwellers about his character, saying he is God fearing and not someone who sells drugs.

Also speaking in an interview with this paper at the DEA office in the County, the Deputy County Commander James Borbor explains that the suspect was arrested by his officers.

“When Isaac Moore got at the parking in [search] of car to go Monrovia, the Driver Union in the parking observed that his beg had drugs in it and they immediately informed my office and we were able to send our men to arrest him,” Officer Borbor says.

He notes that it is embarrassing and surprising for someone who is blind to carry such a huge quantity of drugs to market.

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He stresses that when the suspect was arrested, they contacted his parents and they were informed by the suspect’s family that drugs dealing has always allegedly been Moore’s usual hobbit.

The suspect’s family says they have advised him, but he has failed to desist from dealing drugs. The Bong County Deputy DEA boss puts the street value of the 21 kilogram of Marijuana at a little over $157, 500 Liberian Dollars and a little over $1,312 USD.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Gbarnga–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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