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Police authorities in Monrovia say they have arrested about 135 suspected drugs users, among them 13 females. The arrests, which took place during an early morning raids on Ghettos in Monrovia and its environment led to the discovery of huge quantities of narcotic substances with street value over 500,000 Liberian dollars.

The police said the raids were carried out in several communities including Old Road, West Point, Duport Road, SD Cooper Road and the notorious turtle base located in Paynesville. The alleged drugs addicts are said to be currently detained at the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police undergoing screening process and investigation.

In a statement issued following the raids, Police Director Col. C. Clarence Massaquoi said the raid will extend to other parts of the country, while calling on citizens to assist the police locate criminal hideouts in their respective communities.

Col. Massaquoi said the police will continue to focus on community outreach programs to reduce crimes in the country.  He said community policing was a key priority of his administration and called on Liberians to be supportive of police programs in the wake of the United Nations Mission drawdown process.

He concluded by stating that the LNP will not relent to arrest anyone who is involved with drugs abuse indicating that “such behaviour leads to the distortion of live properties “, something Col Massaquoi said must be halted.

-Edited by Othello Garblah

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