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DEA Burns Narcotic Drugs in Gbarnga

The Drugs Enforcement Agency or DEA has a burnt huge quantity of marijuana it arrested from drugs traffickers. The ceremony, which took place on the farm of former President Charles Taylor, was witnessed by a number of security agencies and representatives of the United Nations.

Speaking to reporters at the burning ceremony, Deputy DEA Director for Administration Gwee Porkpah said the exercise was intended to send a signal to the public that the agency was committed to fighting drug-trafficking across the country.

He added that the drugs – burnt in Gbarnga, should have been burnt on the day of the visit of U.S First Lady Mitchell Obama to the country, but was postponed. Mr. Porkpa noted that the DEA currently has men in training as a means of addressing the problem of the shortage of man-power and logistics.

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The agency burnt a total of 1,883Kilograms of marijuana valued at over fourteen million Liberian Dollars, while nineteen pieces of heroin valued at $450 USD was also destroyed. The DEA Deputy Director has called on members of the public to cooperate with the agency by reporting drug crimes to the agency.

By papa Morris from Bong County

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