The Liberian Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) Bong County Detachment has arrested a Nigerian National with 33.3 kilograms of Heroin.
Heroin, also known as diamorphine among other names, is a dangerous drug that damages the brain and makes people abnormal.
The street value of the 33.3 kilograms of Heroin was put at a little over L$39, 900.
According to the Commander of the LDEA Bong County Detachment, Alex Taweh, suspect Tony Martin was arrested in David Dean’s Town while he was on his way to market the drugs.
It is alleged that suspect Martin has been involved in drugs trafficking in the Kokoyah region of Bong County for a long period of time.
The Bong DEA head called on citizens and residents of the County to join the fight against drugs trafficking in the County by informing the DEA about such issues in their various communities.
Commander Taweh further told the INSIGHT that the suspect will be charged and sent to court shortly.
For his part, suspect Martin told our Bong County Correspondent that he decided to engage in narcotic drugs dealing as a result of hardship that he faces in Liberia.
He claimed that since his wife (name not given) gave birth at the Liberian government-run John F. Kennedy Hospital in Sinkor, Monrovia, he has been finding it very difficult to find remedy to her declining health condition as a result of the lack of finance.
“When my wife gave birth, she encountered serious problem with her stomach and I had no money to treat her. That is why I started drugs dealing few months ago to save her life,” the suspect told the INSIGHT.
Suspect Martin, however, pleaded that the DEA should forgive him. “It will never be repeated,” he declared.
He categorically refuted report that he has been involved in drugs for a long period of time.
The suspected insisted that he only got into drugs dealing as a result of his wife’s condition at the Hospital.
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