By: Joseph Titus Yekeryan
The Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency Bong County Detachment has charged and sent Aleo Bankura, a Sierra Leone National to court for alleged drug trafficking.
The LDEA further confiscated 191 kilogram in Dekeh town, Fuamah District from the town’s Chief David Mulbah who is believed to have been in trafficking and business contacts with Aleo.
Town Chief Mulbah who is on the run according to the LDEA, provided land to Aleo and others for the production of marijuana and has allegedly been involved with the local sales of the necrotic substance.
Bong County Commander of the LDEA, Thomas Saye said after they got a tipoff, some of the Officers immediately pretended to be Consumers and went to the town to carry on the arrest.
The street value of the confiscated marijuana can be placed at US$ 8,595 Dollars or little over one Million two hundred-eighty nine thousand Liberian Dollars.
The LDEA has declared Town Chief David Mulbah wanted; calling on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and local citizens to help bring him to justice.
For his part, Aleo Bangura said he is innocent to the charges; promising to prove his purity at the court of competent jurisdiction.
Suspect Bangura said he has been living in Liberia for about ten years now and has never engaged into illegal things.
Meanwhile the Bong County Commander of the LDEA, Thomas Saye identified the lack of vehicle as major challenge of their operations.
He told Newsmen that he is currently using his personal vehicle to carry on arrests in the County and that they sometimes find it very difficult to reach to places that have bad roads.
Commander Thomas wants the Liberian government to aid the detachment with a vehicle in order to fast-track the arrest of drug-Dealers in the County.