The Drug Enforcement Agency or DEA has arrested over 100 kilograms of marijuana from alleged traffickers on their way to Monrovia. The alleged drug traffickers were on their way from Lofa County, northern Liberia to the capital, Monrovia.
On Tuesday this week, the DEA arrested 40 kilograms of marijuana valued 300,000 Liberian Dollars. The agency also on Wednesday arrested 70 kilograms of marijuana worth over 500,000 Liberian Dollars.
Drivers of the two separate vehicles carrying the illegal substance told The NewDawn Correspondent in Bong County that they were not aware of the substance being onboard their vehicles.
Kollie Blama and Peter Kerkulah, both from Lofa County claimed they were only asked by some of their passengers to take their belongings to Monrovia.
DEA Bong County Commander Col. Darius Paye, said the arrest was made based on a tip off by officers in the field.
Col. Paye has commended his officers for being vigilant and added that when DEA personnel currently undergoing training complete their training, it would boost the agency’s strength.
He said despite lack of logistics, the DEA remains committed to raiding Liberia narcotics.
The Gbarnga-Monrovia route has seen a number of marijuana arrests in recent months with many calling for harsher punishment for people involved in the sale of dangerous drugs. Editing by Jonathan Browne