Illicit Drugs Caught in River Gee

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The River Gee Detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has arrested a woman with a huge quantity of chemical substances mixed with glucose used in the preparation of precursor used to mix illegal drugs. It is one of the substances involved in the production stages of toxic chemicals, according to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
River Gee DEA Detachment Commander, William Martins, identified the suspect as Satta Walker, a notorious drug importer.
The suspect is said to have been trading in harmful drugs in the county over the years.
DEA Director-General, Anthony K. Souh, confirmed to the Daily Observer via mobile phone yesterday that his agents are deployed all over the country. Director Souh, however called for the implementation of the drug law to help curb the proliferation of various harmful substances including cocaine and heroin in the country. He said if those caught in possession of dangerous drugs are not prosecuted, the country will lose many of its youthful population to drug addiction.
The DEA County Commander for River Gee put the street value of the 400kg drug at L$200,000. The drug was tested in the presence of the peacekeepers of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Team in River Gee.
Major Martins pointed out that Satta was arrested in Joquiken, a gold mining area where the use of narcotic drugs is widespread.
Meanwhile she has been charged with illegal possession of unlicensed manufactured controlled drugs or substances under the country’s new drugs law that was approved by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on October 11, 2014.
The suspect Walker has been sent to the Fishtown Magisterial Court for trial.
Since the destruction of a huge quantity of drugs on June 26, during celebration of International Drug Day in the county, this is the first major arrest of drugs the DEA Office has made in River Gee County.

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