... The illicit drugs were cleverly concealed within a black plastic bag, carefully hidden within a brand-new, oversized Jiepak speaker.
The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has arrested a Sierra Leonean national attempting to smuggle into Liberia a significant quantity of narcotic drug known as "Kush" from Sierra Leone.
Maseray Essay, aged 35, was taken into custody on September 14, at the Bo Waterside Liberia-Sierra Leonean Border in Grand Cape Mount County. Suspect Essay was found to be in possession of 2 kilograms of Kush, with an estimated street value of US$36,000, when Customs arrested her.
The illicit drugs were cleverly concealed within a black plastic bag, carefully hidden within a brand-new, oversized Jiepak speaker. Kush is a substance rolled up and smoked like a cigarette or cannabis. But the illegal synthetic drug is not to be mistaken with the synonymous marijuana strain. Rising cases in Sierra Leone and Guinea have shown that the drug is dangerous: After a few puffs, the consumer is left stoned, unable to stand upright.
Yet despite the aftereffects — which include falling body injuries, and loss of self-esteem — users still search for an opportunity to obtain more
Customs officials promptly handed over the alleged smuggler and along with the drugs to the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) in the county. She has been formally charged for prosecution. The LRA Customs underscores its unwavering commitment to its core responsibilities, which include the lawful collection of revenue, facilitation of cross-border trade, and safeguarding the well-being of the citizens of Liberia.