By Joseph Milton Lebbie……………………………..
Police officers attached to the Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU) in Kenema have arrested thirty-two bags of gari loaded with substances believed to be Cannabis Sativa.
This latest information was relayed to Global Times by the Officer Commanding TOCU, Inspector Sam Elkondor Koroma during an interview in his office in Kenema.
Inspector Koroma further informed that thirty-two bags of cannabis-infested gari were arrested at the HOW FOR DO Lorry Park in central Kenema City past Tuesday while being loaded for Liberia on board a vehicle with Registration Number, AXZ 589, when the driver of the vehicle alerted the Police.
He continued that two suspects, Hawa Luseni of No.1 Tucker Street in Kenema, who owns the apprehended consignment, and her sister, Fatmata Coker of No. 5 Seyia Street are in custody helping the Police in their investigation while the impounded consignment remains in Police custody for exhibit purposes.
Inspector Koroma noted that since he took office, this is the first time such a huge quantity of suspected cannabis sativa is discovered among bags of gari, a situation which he said will now make them more vigilant on drugs smuggling.