- Search Results
 
 
Minor Nabbed With 50grams Of Heroin In Bassa
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2014

Grand Bassa County Flag

 

 

 

Minor Nabbed With 50grams Of Heroin In Bassa

Johnson Liway, LINA Grand Bassa County Correspondent

BUCHANAN, October 14 (LINA) - A 16-year-old boy was Tuesday arrested by the Grand Bassa County detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) while allegedly attempting  to smuggle 50 grams of heroin into the county.

The boy, whose name is being withheld by the Liberian News Agency because he is a minor, was traveling from Monrovia when the DEA officers arrested him during routine security check at the Owensgrove checkpoint.

In an exclusive interview with LINA at the DEA”s office on Robert Street, Buchanan City, The DEA Bassa Detachment head, Major Joseph Taggedine, said the DEA officers found five tubes of heroine with a street value of L$50,000 with the boy and then effected his arrest.

Major Taggedine said the boy told investigators that the substance belonged to an unidentified Nigerian national who left the bag in the car with him in order to be checked.

The boy denied possessing the drug.

Meanwhile, Major Taggedine has appealed to government to sign into law a draft Act making drug offenses non-baillable .

LINA JBL/JGT/PTK

latest headlines
Judge Kaba Reserves Ruling In E.J. Roye Building Case
Judge Yussuf D. Kaba of the Civil Law Court has reserved ruling in a motion for Declaratory Judgment filed by some individuals calling themselves ...more
CENTAL Raises Eyebrow About Political Parties Spending
The Center for Transparency and Accountability in Liberia (CENTAL) has expressed concern over the expenditure of political parties on fleets of n ...more
LTA, Partners End Int’l Internet Workshop
The Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and partners have ended a two-day international workshop on ICANN (the Internet Cooperation for As ...more
Liberia To Host GIABA Plenary, Ministerial Meetings
Liberia will host the Intergovernmental Action Group against Money Laundering in West Africa (GIABA) 27th Technical Commission/Plenary and 17th M ...more
GOL, Sweden Sign US$21.6m Accord On Feeder Roads In 7 Counties
The Governments of Liberia and Sweden have signed a US$21.6 million agreement to support the third phase of the Liberia-Swedish Feeder Roads Proj ...more
Defense Ministry Relaxes Camp Ramrod Eviction
The Ministry of Defense has with immediate effect put on hold its notice of eviction to inhabitants of the 72nd Camp Ramrod Barracks in Paynesvil ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency