The Liberia National Police (LNP) announces in Monrovia that it has impounded 1,000 rounds of single barrel gun from the Yeala Border in Lofa County.
Briefing journalists Friday, 1 June on the new development, Police Inspector General Col. Patrick Sudue said the LNP was very swift by moving in and arresting four countoons of single barrel rounds, each cartoon containing 250 rounds which totaled 1,000. He says the discovery was made on Thursday, 31 May based upon intelligence gathered from the Yeala Border.
He also announces that on 1 June, police intelligence acted on a tip – off received and went all out in the filed, successfully bursting a huge drug syndicate.He says police impounded 829.6 kilograms of marijuana with a street value of approximately L$2,488,800.00. in Chocolate City on the Somalia Drive.
The huge consignment of drugs was put on display at the LNP Headquarters along with the single barrel rounds for photos and video recording.Col. Sudue says six suspects are in police custody undergoing investigation. Police authorities say a female suspect called Adama Fayiah has told investigators that she was a business partner to prime suspect Moses Saah that is said to be on the run.
While reporting the recent arrests made by the police, Col. Sudue extends appeal to the Legislature to see reason to help the police force with its budget.“As I speak to you, we do not have any funding in the budget as it relates to intelligence, but it was based upon intelligence that we are making these strides,” he says to lawmakers through the press briefing.
He pleads with lawmakers to take a keen look at the police budget because there are many things in it that are needed to strengthen the LNP to ensure that crime is curtailed in Liberia.
Meanwhile Col. Sudue has expressed thanks to communities for adhering to calls by the LNP, saying the community policing is working. He also appreciates police officers here for their sleepless nights in fighting crimes.
By Winston W. Parley