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DEA Burns Narcotic Drugs in Tubmanburg
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DEA Burns Narcotic Drugs in Tubmanburg
By David Seedee, LINA Bomi County Correspondent

TUBMANBURG, June 29 (LINA) -The Bomi County detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has burnt a huge quantity of marijuana and heroin in Tubmanburg,  Bomi County.

Speaking to reporters on the scene Sarurday, DEA Bomi County Commander, Major Andrew Nimely, said the dangerous drugs was arrested  a month ago in Klay and Tubmanburg from two individuals identified as James Johnson and Billy Marshall, who are currently under investigation.

Major Nimely put the cost of the marijuana at about L$100,000 and that of the heroin at about US$8,000.

He said under Liberian Law, when such dangerous drugs are arrested there is no need to keep them but rather destroy them after the appropriate legal steps are taken, noting that this is the practice all over the world.

The drugs were burnt in the presence of representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency, Liberia National Police and UNMIL behind the Liberia Government Hospital in Tubmanburg.
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