Police Constable Patrick Mohamed Ngobeh has been hailed for his consistent efforts in intercepting illicit drugs and arresting traffickers at the Fallah checkpoint on Bo/Freetown Highway.

The commendation was given by Assistant Inspector General of Police Brima Kanneh, who described Ngobeh as one of the most intelligent and hard-working police constables in the field of crime detection and prevention.

Ngobeh’s latest interception involved a commercial vehicle with registration number ASH; 186, which was controlled by one Julius Pessima of Bo City.

Upon searching the vehicle, Ngobeh discovered six medium-sized cartons containing compressed parcels of dried leaves, suspected to be Cannabis-Sativa. The total number of parcels was 78, and they were believed to have been trafficked by Alhaji Momoh of Alpha Lavalie Street, Old Site Boma 3, Kenema city, and others yet to be identified.

Momoh claimed that he had been given the consignment by his uncle Osman Sesay of Waterloo, Freetown, who had instructed him to collect it from a driver traveling from Freetown to Bo.

The consignment was to be delivered to an unknown person who would contact Momoh upon his arrival in Kenema city. Momoh stated that he was unemployed and that life had been challenging for him since he attempted the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) in 2018 but failed to meet the university requirements.

The intercepted consignment was treated as an exhibit, and Momoh is currently assisting with the investigation at the Trans-National Organized Crime Unit (TOCU), RHQ South.

Ngobeh expressed his commitment to intensifying searches at the checkpoint to crack down on harmful drugs traffickers. AIG Kanneh tapped Ngobeh on the back, reassuring him of a better and brighter future if he continues to do the needful.