The Analyst (Monrovia)

16 November 2012

Liberia: Police Cans Three With Marijuana

The Liberia National Police have arrested three persons allegedly in possession of three bags of marijuana in Brewerville.

The Acting Spokesman of the Liberia National Police, Lewis Norman told this paper Wednesday that those arrested in connection with the narcotic substances include Taylor Muaiger, aged 61, and his wife Massa Muaiger, 46. They were arrested after the police received a tip off that they were in possession of large quantity of marijuana.

Mr. Norman said the three bags of cocaine valued L$ 225,000, and that the accused, Massa Muaiger, allegedly said that the Marijuana belonged to one Ma-Beatrice who is the owner of the house they lived in and were the marijuana was also confiscated by the police.

He indicated that the three persons are already in police custody undergoing investigation for illegally possessing the harmful substance.

Mr. Norman has also confirmed that the police on November 13, 2012 arrested one Samuel Toe in possession of a single barrel pistol on Carey Street while he (Samuel Toe) was preparing to go an armed robbery.

He noted that Samuel Toe he is in the hand of the police undergoing interrogations for obtaining illegally fire arms or weapon in his possession.

In another development, the LNP have created or added three additional High Way Patrols outstations in three counties which include Grand Bassa, Grand Cape Mount and Nimba Counties in addition to Monrovia, Kakata, and Bomi County.

According to the Liberia National Police the intent of the LNP Highway Patrol outstations is for the police to curb out crimes on the highway and to regulate normal traffic flow on the highway or route leading in to the various counties and outlets.

The LNP said that the sole intent of the highway Patrol outstations is also meant to ensure that Commercial vehicles operators and Taxi Drivers must strictly adhere to the traffic rules and laws of the republic of Liberia by only allowing and occupying one person at the bucket seat or front seat of the car or vehicle.

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