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Nimba Joint Security Seizes Consignments Of Cigarettes

By Solomon T. Gaye Sr.
The Nimba Joint Security over the week-end has reportedly seized a huge consignment of cigarettes in Nimba County by the county’s joint security at the Broliwe border in Yekepa, Nimba County.
According to the Joint Security, the cigarettes were smuggled from Guinea through the border point in Yekepa, Nimba County.
Speaking on the same issue, the Joint Security explained that the consignees, and the driver escaped from the truck during the search on the truck at the border crossing point at Yekepa, Nimba County.
In a separate remark, a senior Customs Officer explained that smuggling is a crime, and cigarettes brought into the country was to be solely sold in Guinea when the truck was escorted by the Joint Security from the Yekepa border to Ganta border and off loaded under the watchful eyes of the Joint Security.
During a normal routine under the watchful eyes of ERU, LIS Border Patrol, Customs Anti-fraud Unit, the confiscated cigarettes contained 176 cartons of Sir, 62 cartons of Ronson, 10 cartons of battery, 9 cartons of biscuit, 2 cartons of Elegance, and 38 cartons of Malboro respectively.
Broliwe border is among sub ports under Yekepa’s main border with less security that lacks joint security in the county.
When this paper contacted the senior customs collector assigned at the Ganta border; he remained tight-lipped over the issue and referred this paper to their LRA public communication office in Monrovia.
“The total cigarettes confiscated by the joint security is 278 cartons,” the Joint Security acknowledged.

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