The New Dawn (Monrovia)

Liberia: DEA Arrests 264 Kilograms of Marijuana

Drugs Enforcement Agency agents in Nimba County have arrested a truckload of marijuana camouflaged as coal bags near the gate check point. According to a release, the ten bags of marijuana reportedly weigh 264 kilograms with a street value of one million, three hundred and forty-one Liberian dollars.

The drugs, grown in Nimba County were en route to Monrovia when they were confiscated. A 36-year-old man, Mohamed Zayzay, identified as the driver of the truck has been also arrested along with two other suspects, Mulbah, 21, and Winnie Kamara, said to have been transporting the substance.

28-year-old Theresa Seaway, a business woman, is the alleged owner of the drugs. Another suspect, Stephen Kerkula, denied having any knowledge of the attempted smuggle. Meanwhile, the five Liberians are currently with the Drugs Enforcement Agency undergoing investigation.

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