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Lofa DEA Office Appeals For More Support
By Korboi K. Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent
VOINJAMA, September 14 (LINA) - The Commander of the Lofa County detachment of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is calling on government to provide more logistical and manpower support to enhance its operations in the county.
Col. George Ponny said the lack of vehicles, motorbikes and adequate manpower are major challenges the agency is facing in the discharge of its duties, which has to do with the arrest of narcotics and other harmful substances and their dealers and suspects.
The DEA official made the call in Voinjama over the weekend following the arrest of a lady identified as Yassah Flomo, who was travelling with marijuana valued at L$23,800 at the Zorzor Immigration Checkpoint in Zorzor District in Lofa County.
The DEA Commander pointed out that the agency most often finds it difficult to arrest and forward to court for prosecution suspects who live far away following tipoff by residents due to the lack of vehicles and motorbikes.
Meanwhile, the DEA Lofa office has charged Madam Flomo with illegal possession of narcotic drugs and sent her to the Zorzor Magisterial Court for prosecution.