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DEA Burns Huge Quantity Of Narcotic Drugs In Margibi
By Richard Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent
KAKATA, June 27 (LINA) - The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) detachment in Margibi County has burnt several kilograms of narcotic drugs in Kakata, Margibi County.
A total 208 kilograms of assorted narcotic drugs, including marijuana, cocaine and heroin was burnt, according to the DEA officer-in-charge, Lt./Col. Ralph Gooding.
He put the street value of the drugs destroyed Thursday at L$710,580 and disclosed that the substances were confiscated between December 2013 and May 2014
Lt./Col. Gooding said Margibi County is infested with drugs and that the detachment was finding it difficult to contain the situation due to lack of logistics to operate effectively.
He also said Margibi County has become a transit point for drug trafficking in the country and stressed the need for robust action to contain it.
Meanwhile, the DEA Officer- in-charge is commending the National Legislature for the passage of the Drug Act.
He said the passage of the Act will make the DEA more functional in the performance of its statutory duty.