The Grand Bassa County Detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has arrested five persons for allegedly possessing illegal substances with a street value of L$100,000.
The County DEA Commander, Major Joseph Tageddine, made the disclosure last Wednesday during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at his Buchanan office.
Maj. Tageddine explained that the suspects were arrested between August and October 3 from various localities in the county, and were in possession of huge quantities of prohibited substances.
He disclosed that the dangerous substances included dozens of kilograms of marijuana, heroin, cocaine, and Thai white, among others.
During the DEA’s preliminary interrogations, the suspects admitted to their involvement in the unlawful possession of the banned drugs.
After conducting his investigations, the DEA delivered the individuals to the Buchanan Magisterial Court for prosecution.
When contacted, Senior Stipendiary Magistrate Richard Brown acknowledged receipt of the illegal drugs from the DEA.
“I have detained the suspects at the upper Buchanan Central prison pending court trial shortly,” he said. Those sent to court are Amos Diggs, 28, Nyonduyu Doegar, 30, Muirphy Chadyu, 38, Mark Verdier, 29, and Elvis Vorjlah, 33.