Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency or LDEA agents at the Roberts International Airport have arrested two Liberians, all females with 8.1kilograms of heroin, a dangerous substance.
Disclosing this on Monday, 26 February at the LDEA headquarters in Sinkor, Monrovia Officer-In-Charge Madam Narol Johnson, disclosed that the two ladies, Cecelia P.Toby, 42, and Florence Washington age 39, were arrested upon their returned from Tanzania with the heroin.
Madam Johnson, who put the street value of the 8.1kilogram of heroin at $480,000 or an equivalent of 61,440,000 Liberian Dollar, stresses that even though the President has not appointed officials at the LDEA, they will not allow anyone to bring drugs in the Country illegally.
“Let me give this message out, nobody should say to him or herself that the LDEA don’t have Director now, so it is time to bring in our drugs, you are a liar, because our surveillance and intelligence are still in full operation as well as our network”, she warns.
According to her, the Liberian ladies who flew from Tanzania to Monrovia via Kenya Airway # KQ5595 had the drug placed in a black suit case in a black plastic bag each.
She explains that suspect Cecelia P.Toby had 4.1kg of heroin in her suit case, while Florence Washington had 4.0 kg of heroin in her suit case when the LDEA officer assigned at the Robert International Airport arrested them following a tipoff from intelligence agents.
Madam Johnson indicates that upon the arrest of the two ladies informed the LDEA that they were allegedly given the drug by one Paul Sirleaf, a Nigerian national reportedly living in Tanzania, who promised to give each of them $1500USD each if they were to reach the items safely in Liberia.
She stresses that the two suspects currently under detention will be sent to the Unification Town Magisterial Court in Margibi County.
-Editing by Jonathan Browne