The Inquirer (Monrovia)

20 December 2012

Liberia: Burglary At Commerce Office in Ganta

The Liberia National Police (LNP) in Ganta is conducting an investigation into the burglary of the local Commerce Ministry office in Ganta, Nimba County. Independent report gathered by this paper over the weekend disclosed that the Commerce office in Ganta was burglarized by unknown persons in the commercial city of Ganta.

According to the Commerce Deputy County Inspector in the county, only identified as Sumo, one 5 KVA generator was stolen from the office in Ganta. He explained that the case has been reported to the LNP in Ganta, but there has been no report of any arrest so 'far.

Recently it was again reported that some unknown men carried out burglary, armed robbery and attacks on several banks in Ganta. During the armed robbery according to our information several North Star Securities were tied and beaten by the robbers.

Report says four of the security guards were seriously wounded and had to be rushed to the Ganta United Methodist Hospital for medication. Ganta City has fifteen communities but the 'Congo Community' is one of the communities in the commercial city that hosts over hundreds of notorious criminals, including gangsters, and drug dealers.

The Congo Community in Ganta is referred to as a criminal den in Nimba posing threat to residents in the community. Congo Community according to our correspondent was recently raided by the police and the Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA) at which time several marijuanna and other dangerous substances were discovered.

When contacted, the Liberia National Police Detachment Commander in Ganta confirmed the burglary at the Commerce's local office in Ganta.

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