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A 33-year-old man impersonating as an employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL has been arrested by the Drugs Enforcement Agency in Nimba County in possession of narcotics.

Fomba Weh was arrested by DEA agents at the Sanniquellie checkpoint, while on his way from Ganta.

Speaking to The NewDawn Nimba correspondent, DEA County Commander, Col. Julius C. Karnubah, said the suspect was dressed in full UN Police uniform at the Sanniquellie checkpoint, carrying 5.9 grams of Italian White, a powdery substance  with a street value of US$175.00.

The substance is sniffed by users and gets the brain dizzy with sniffers experiencing loss of balance.  

Suspect Fomba told this paper that he is not an UNMIL employee, but wore the UNPOL uniform in order to transport the drugs.

The 33-year-old suspect is a citizen of Grand Bassa County, but currently a resident of Bong County.

DEA agents have arrested scores of suspected traffickers in the past both in Nimba and Bong counties where locals grow marijuana for commercial purpose. 

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba

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