Drugs trafficking is said to be on the rise in the leeward counties, Bong County Drugs Enforcement Agency Commander, Colonel Alphonso Ramsey has said. A bail to make drug trafficking here a non-billable offence is currently before the National Legislature.
Speaking to The New Dawn in Gbarnga, Bong County over the weekend, Col. Ramsey named Nimba, Lofa, Sinoe, Margibi, and Grand Gedeh Counties, along with Bong as counties where in the sale of narcotic drugs is on the rise.
Col. Ramsey said the rise in the sale of drugs in other counties run contrary to perceptions that the rise is limited to Bong County. He said traffickers were using different routes instead of the main highway in transporting these narcotics drugs to Monrovia to avoid being track down.
He named Botota in Margibi County as one of the routes used for trading mainly in marijuana, cocaine and others from the rural areas to Monrovia. The DEA Commander said his agency is working in cooperation with security agencies at the various check points on the highways to track down traffickers.
He then underscored the need for the establishment of drug clubs in various communities and schools for sensitization on the dangers. He thanked the people of Bong County for helping the process of minimizing illegal drugs activities in the county, urging policy- makers to make drug laws non-billable.