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Student arrested with over 500,000 worth of drugs

The Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has arrested a student of the Bong County Technical College (BCTC), aged 28, with 79 kilograms of marijuana in Gbarnga, Bong County.Marijuana is a dangerous drug that damages the brain and makes people abnormal.

The street value of the 79 kilogram of marijuana is placed at little over 553,000 Liberian dollars.According to LDEA Bong County detachment Commander Alex Taweh, suspect Christopher
Narmei was arrested in the Civil Compound Community while enroute to market the drugs in Monrovia, Montserrado County.

It is reported that suspect Christopher Narmei has been involved with drugs trafficking in the Civil Compound Community, a situation the Bong DEA Commander Alex Taweh has described as against the development of Liberia. Meanwhile, Mr. Taweh is urging residents of the County to join the fight against drugs trafficking by informing the LDEA about drugs related issues in their various

For his part, suspect Christopher Narmei claims to be a student of the Bong county technical college, saying he decided to venture in the sale of drugs in order to sustain himself.He notes that he is self – supported and does not have anyone to sponsor him in school and other activities.

He however appeals to the LDEA to have mercy on him and set him free.Since January this year, more than 20 persons have been arrested in Bong County including a teacher with drugs.Some residents of the County are calling on the LDEA to intensify the battle against
drug trafficking in ensuring that it can be curtailed.

 By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong Count–Edited by Winston W. Parley


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