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DEA arrests Nigerian national with drugs in Bong

The Liberian Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA) Bong county detachment has arrested a Nigerian national with 33.3 kilograms of heroin in the County.Heroin, also known as diamorphine among other names, is a dangerous drug that damages the brain and makes people abnormal.

The street value of the 33.3 kilogram of Heroin is put at a little over $39,000.00 Liberian Dollars.
According to DEA Bong County detachment commander Alex Taweh, suspect Tony Martin was arrested in David Dean Town while enroute to market the drugs.

It is reported that suspect Martin has been involved with drug trafficking in the Kokoyah region, a practice that the Bong DEA Commander says is against the law.In the wake of the Nigerian national’s arrest, the Bong DEA Boss is urging residents of the County to join the fight in battling drug trafficking by informing the DEA about such issues in their various communities.

Commander Taweh states that the DEA will charge and send suspect Martin to court as soon as possible.For his part, suspect Martin has told our Bong County Correspondent that he decided to engage into drugs deal as due to hardship.

He claims that since his wife gave birth at the government run John F. Kennedy Hospital, he has been finding it very difficult to cater to her health condition due to lack of finance.“When my wife gave birth, she encountered another problem with her stomach and I had no money to treat her that is why I started drugs dealing few months ago” he adds.

Mr. Martin is seeking mercy from the DEA, saying he will never repeat his act.But he denies report that he has been involved in drugs dealing, saying he only got into drug trafficking recently due to his wife’s condition at the Hospital.

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

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