Officers of the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) on Sunday seized narcotics worth 12 million Liberian dollars from two Nigerian nationals in Gbarnga.
Henry Cheigwu and Christian Onhuwu, who were arrested, are suspected of supplying drugs to citizens in Gbarnga, Alex Tweh, commander of the LDEA in Bong County said.
The drugs recovered by LDEA officers from the suspects include 50.9 grams of valued and 116.7 of heroine.
Tweh said the arrests of Cheigwu and Onhuwu came nearly after a month of investigation following a tipoff from someone, who was informed about the gang’s members in Gbarnga by an alleged drugs trafficker arrested three months ago.
“We received a tip off that the two Nigerian nationals have been dealing drugs in Gbarnga, Bong County for the past ten years,” he said.
Upon the search of their business center on the Gbarnga main street, LDEA officers found plastic bags. The suspects were interrogated and they confessed that the bags contained drugs known as heroine.
He said Cheigwu and Onhuwu are believed to be the primary dealers in Bong County.
The LDEA head in Bong County commended officers for their hard work and swift response to the information supplied that led to the arrests of the suspects.
Tweh thanked the community for working with the police by reporting illegal activities. “The criminals destroying the future of our children will be dealt with iron hand,” he said.