The Liberia National Police, in a sting operation outside Monrovia, busted a drug syndicate arresting six persons along with a pickup load of marijuana (829.6kg) valued over L$2,488,800, Police Inspector General, Patrick Sudue, said at a press conference over the weekend.
Col. Sudue said the incident took place within the Chocolate City community in Gardnersville during the night hours of Friday, June 1, 2018.
The syndicate’s leader, Moses Saah, is still at large and remains a subject of “hot pursuit” by the police.
In another development, 1000 rounds of ammunition (single barrel gunshots) contained in four cartoons, were seized by police assigned at the Yella border with Guinea in Zorzor district, Lofa County, the Inspector General reported.
Col. Sudue called on national government to see reason to increase the budgetary allotment for the police. He explained that currently there is no funding within the force’s budget that addresses intelligence.
He added that it is based on intelligence the LNP has been able to fight crimes effectively.
Writes P. Nas Mulbah