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Friday, June 14, 2024

LDEA ARRESTS “MASTER” IN THT COMMUNITY FOR DRUG POSSESSION

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MONSTERRADO, LIBERIA – In a dramatic turn of events, the bustling roads of the THT community in Gardnersville today became the stage for an arrest as officers from the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) apprehended a young man identified by community dwellers as Preston Seeboe, popularly known as “Master,” a resident of the area. The arrest, captured by Smart News Liberia’s cameras, unfolded when LDEA operatives, acting on a tip-off, intercepted Master, allegedly in possession of a sizable quantity of Kush, a dangerous drug wreaking havoc across Liberia.

Master, believed to be in his early twenties, reportedly put up a fierce resistance, calling on his neighbors for support as he was being apprehended. Despite his pleas for clemency, LDEA officers managed to subdue him, accusing him of contributing to the delinquency of youth in the community. “You are one of those who are spoiling youth in this community,” one officer was heard saying, emphasizing that Master would face the consequences of his actions.

Following his arrest, Master was swiftly transported to the LDEA sub-office in Gardnersville Town, Montserrado, where he remains in custody. Members of the community have alleged that Master’s mother, whose identity remains undisclosed, is involved in the distribution of drugs, purportedly enlisting young men from neighboring communities to peddle illicit substances.

The arrest of Master serves as a stark reminder of the ongoing battle against drug abuse and trafficking in Liberia. It underscores the need for continued vigilance and collaborative efforts among law enforcement agencies and communities to curb the spread of narcotics and protect the country’s youth from the perils of substance abuse.

Recently, the Director of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) Abraham Kromah announced the discovery of a new drug, known as “Zombie,” in Liberia.

Col. Kromah stated that the new drug was confiscated by a team of LDEA officers in the commercial hub of Red-light in Paynesville City. He emphasized that Zombie is more dangerous than Kush, another illicit substance, and noted that the LDEA is conducting an investigation to determine the origin of the drug.

Recently, officers of the LDEA conducted a raid on the Pennoh Building in Central Monrovia, a notorious hub for drug activity. This building is home to over 700 disadvantaged youths and is located on Center Street, near a cemetery. Additionally, the officers targeted ghettos in various areas, including Somalia Drive, Battery Factory community, Clara Town, and the vicinity of the old Defense Ministry on Benson and Buchanan Street intersection in Central Monrovia. This operation is part of the LDEA’s ongoing efforts to combat drug trafficking and abuse in Liberia.

Socrates Smythe Saywon
Socrates Smythe Saywon is a Liberian journalist. You can contact me at 0777425285 or 0886946925, or reach out via email at saywonsocrates@smartnewsliberia.com or saywonsocrates3@gmail.com.

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