Bomi LDEA Arrests Driver With More Than US$2,000 in Marijuana

TUBMANBURG, Bomi – The Bomi detachment of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency has arrested a commercial taxi driver for possessing marijuana valued at US$2,064.

The newly assigned LDEA county commander of Bomi, Ballah Kamara, said the 41-year-old suspect, Mustapha Kamara, was arrested on June 8 at the Klay checkpoint. Commander Kamara said the suspect was heading to Monrovia from the Liberian-Sierra Leonean border.

During the preliminary investigation, he said the suspect admitted to transporting the 28 sachets of compressed marijuana but said the consignment was for an individual he has not yet identified.

In an interview, suspect Kamara told The Bush Chicken that the owner of the drugs had asked him for help to transport the goods to Monrovia.

“It was an individual who gave me that marijuana to carry it Monrovia from Bo waterside,” he said. “I am not the owner of [those] drugs, and it is an assistance I was doing for someone. I want the officers to forgive me; I will not do so again. I was misled.”

The suspect is currently behind held at LDEA’s Tubmanburg offices, awaiting to be formally charged and sent to court.

Featured photo by Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Born in Tubmanburg, Bomi, Richard Williams obtained an associate degree in Business Management from the Bomi County Community College. He has worked in the past as news director for Radio Bomi and currently serves in the same role at Pumah FM.

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