The Regional Police Commander South, AIG Brima Kanneh, announced a significant breakthrough in the fight against drug trafficking and peddling.
The operation, which culminated in the arrest of six suspects, has been hailed as one of the most successful and impactful joinoperationson by law enforcement in the Southern Region.
The operation reflects the commitment of various divisions to combat drug-related crimes in Sierra Leone, with the unwavering support of Inspector General of Police, Mr. William Fayia Sellu. These collaborative efforts have led to the apprehension of individuals involved in the illicit drug trade, sending a strong message that such activities will not be tolerated.
Of the six suspects taken into custody, four are males and two are females. Their arrests were made during separate operations within the Bo municipality, targeting different drug cartels. The seized substances included Kush, Tramadol, and Cannabis-Sativa, reflecting the variety and scale of the illegal activities.
According to official statements, ongoing investigations are delving into the drug activities of all those arrested. The Tactical Operations Center Unit (TOCU) emphasized the comprehensive nature of the investigations, underlining their commitment to bringing the perpetrators to justice.
Among the apprehended individuals are Edward Sam of Kotugbuma, who was found in possession of 20 wraps of Kush, and Ballay Koroma, also from Kotugbuma, caught with 14 wraps of Cannabis-Sativa. Lucy Sesay of Gerrhun Road was arrested with a staggering 131 wraps of Cannabis-Sativa, while Foday Sesay of Abubakarr Bah Street was found with 2 cards of Tramadol. The operation also led to the arrest of Osman Sidikie Kamara of Bo Centre Market, who had a quantity of Tramadols, and Ahmed Kallon of Bo caught with 3 wraps of Cannabis-Sativa.
All suspects were caught red-handed engaging in the sale of the aforementioned narcotic substances at various addresses across Bo City. As the investigation continues, the seized substances will serve as critical exhibits in the legal proceedings against the individuals.
The successful operation marks a significant step forward in the fight against drug-related crimes, demonstrating the determination of law enforcement agencies to maintain the rule of law and ensure the safety and well-being of citizens. The collaborative efforts of the Southern Region’s law enforcement divisions, led by AIG Brima Kanneh, signal a new era of coordinated action against drug trafficking and peddling in Sierra Leone.