The Bo West Divisional Operations team, led by Assistant Inspector General of Police Jacob Ganda, apprehended Augustine Mallah, the Regional Chairman of the RUF party, and his associate, Mohamed Conteh, for possession of a substantial quantity of the illegal substance Kush.

The arrests took place on Friday, 24th May, 2024.

Acting on intelligence reports, the operations team conducted a well-coordinated raid that resulted in the seizure of 40 wraps of Kush from Augustine Mallah and an additional 80 wraps from Mohamed Conteh. Both individuals are residents of Clock Tower, Bo City, and their capture marks a notable achievement in the ongoing fight against drug trafficking in the region.

The arrest of a high-profile figure like Augustine Mallah underscores the Sierra Leone Police Force’s dedication to tackling illegal drug activities. It also sends a strong message about the consequences of engaging in such activities, regardless of one’s social or political status.

Assistant Inspector General Ganda praised his team for their diligence and efficiency in executing the operation. He emphasized the importance of community support in their efforts to combat crime, urging citizens to remain vigilant and cooperate with law enforcement authorities.

The Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU) has taken over the investigation to trace the source and distribution network of the seized drugs. Both suspects are expected to provide critical information that could lead to further arrests and dismantling of the drug trafficking ring.

This major drug bust is a significant step towards ensuring the safety and well-being of the community. The joint efforts of law enforcement and community cooperation are essential to maintain order and prevent the proliferation of illegal drugs in the Southern region of Sierra Leone.