The Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) Bong County Detachment has debunked speculations in the County that it is compromising drug cases there.
Our Bong County correspondent says there have been huge public outcries that the DEA office in the county has been compromising drug cases. There has been specific mention of a recent arrest made by the DEA involving a classroom teacher, Jesse Kollie, where the alleged case was said to be compromised.
But contrary to speculations, Bong DEA Commander James Borbor says Mr. Jesse Kollie was released based on investigation conducted which established that Kollie was not the one transporting the drugs.
He says it was instead an unknown passenger who he (Jesse) decided to help with lift on his motorbike before being arrested by Agents of the DEA in Salala, Bong County.
According to the DEA County Commander, while agents of the institution were checking in the bag behind the motorbike which Jesse was riding, the unidentified owner allegedly escaped and DEA later arrested Jesse with 30kg of marijuana.
He says the 30kg marijuana is valued at a little over LRD$300,000.00.
The DEA Commander James Borbor also says his office will not leave any stone untouched in the County, especially people who are in the constant habit of selling Marijuana and other narcotic substances which are being used by criminals or citizens to carry on dangerous acts in various communities.
“I want to highly debunk the speculation that we did not compromise the case. But investigation has proven Mr. Kollie innocent and as such, releasing him was our only alternative because that’s what the law says,” he notes.
He describes those engaged in spreading negative propaganda against the institution in the county as unscrupulous individuals whose only plan he says is to say negative things about prominent people and institutions in the county. Mr. Borbor notes that they are putting every necessary measure in place to minimize the issues of drug trafficking in the Country.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong--Edited by Winston W. Parley