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Friday, June 21, 2024

LRA CUSTOMS HANDS OVER SEIZED DRUGS TO LDEA

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LIBERIA – The Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), through its Department of Customs, has handed over a consignment of smuggled drugs to the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA).

LRA Customs Officers discovered and seized the drugs, identified to be cannabis (also known as marijuana), with support from the Liberia Seaport Police and APM Terminals.

The assorted drugs include dosidos weed, blanco weed, rusty white, green kartel and cannabis candy, among others.

LRA Assistant Commissioner for Customs Collection and Enforcement Atty. Blamo Koffa said Customs officers, with support from the Liberia Seaport Police and APM Terminals, seized the consignment at the Freeport of Monrovia.

The consignee falsely declared only personal effects to be on the container, which originated from Canada, but Customs’ search discovered three undeclared vehicles and the drugs.

Receiving the drugs, LDEA Chief of Operations James Smith thanked LRA Customs and members of the joint team assigned at the Port of Monrovia for the timely seizure.

Koffa has meanwhile urged the joint security at the Port to work as a unit in countering and combating smuggling, under declaration among other illicit behaviors that undemand the revenue collection and security of the state.

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