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LDEA Sends LIS Officer, Other To Court

The Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) in Nimba County has charged and sent to court LIS officer, Cyrus David of the Liberia Immigration Service (LIS), and a business man, Joseph Kollie, to court for their alleged illegal possession of narcotic drugs in Nimba county.
According to the LDEA, the suspect, Cyrus David, who is a LIS border patrol officer assigned in River Gee, and Joseph Kollie, a resident of Ganta, Nimba County, were arrested in Tappita for being in possession of kush or k2 in Tappita Nimba County.
The LDEA said the drugs contained 70.54 grams valued at L$80,400.
“The suspects were charged with unlicensed distribution, transportation, possession, and trafficking of illegal drugs, which contravenes section 14. 103, 14.107, 14.111 under the October 17, 2014 revised Penal Law,” LDEA revealed.
When this paper contacted the LDEA County Commander, Thomas Saye, he confirmed that the two suspects were arraigned before the court and are serving pre-trial detention at the Sanniquellie Central Prison pending court trial.
When this paper contacted LIS Commander, Yei Dolopaye, he revealed that LIS officer, Cyrus David, was disrobed and turned over to the LDEA for investigations in connection of being in possession of kush.
The arrest of Officer David is the second involving an officer of the LIS in the trading of drugs and other narcotic substances in Nimba County.
It can be recalled that in October of 2023, an officer of the LIS Border Patrol Unit assigned in the border town of Gborplay was accused of disrupting census exercise with heavy shooting at that border town in Nimba County.

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