Concord Times (Freetown)

8 February 2013

Sierra Leone: Drug Peddlers Charged to Court

Freetown — The Criminal Investigation Department of the Bo western police station has charged eight people to the Bo Magistrate Court for allegedly selling drugs which are considered substandard within the Bo municipality and its environs thus causing adverse health implication on consumers.

According to reports from the Sierra Leone Pharmacy Board, the confiscated substandard drugs were said to be in large quantity and of a lower class quality.

Meanwhile, some of those arrested and sent to the magistrate court were levied a Le100, 000 fine each or go for two months imprisonment.

The judgement triggered allegations of unfair practice within the judiciary in Bo as several locals claim that the punishment was not commensurate to the gravity of the crime committed.

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