Two Women Booked With Drugs At RIA
The Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has arrested two Liberian females for being in possession of heroin valued at US$480,000 at the Roberts International Airport (RIA).
According to the Human Resource Director at LDEA, Madam Narol Johnson, suspects Cecelia P. Toby and Florence G. Washington were arrested on February 21, 2018 about 2:00PM from Tanzania to Monrovia on board a Kenya Airway plane.
Madam Johnson made the disclosure at a press conference held at the LDEA head office in Sinkor, Monrovia.
She stated that the 8.1kg heroin was discovered in a black suit case placed in a black plastic bag with each containing 4.1kg and 4kg for suspects Cecelia and Florence to transport them in the country.
She indicated that the LDEA officers at the airport arrested the two ladies through their intelligence, but they revealed that the drug was given by one Paul Sirleaf, a Nigerian national, who lives in Tanzania.
Madam Johnson asserted that the two ladies were promised US$1,500 each if they could reach the heroin safely by the Nigerian national .
According to her, the two suspects will be sent to the Unification Town Magisterial Court in Margibi County for trial.
Madam Johnson stressed that despite the LDEA has no director appointed by President George Weah, their surveillance and intelligence are still in full operation as well as networking.