Police stationed at Madamaya Checkpoint in Kambia District have intercepted and seized several cartons of smuggled drugs.

The smuggled drugs are believed to be part of the government’s free healthcare drugs.

The police team at the checkpoint led by Sergeant Lamin Mewah intercepted the drugs which were suspected bound for Guinea.

The drugs are meant for children below age five, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

Recently, there have been increased reports of smugglers being apprehended at the country’s northwest entry point. In fact earlier this week, the same unit intercepted another group of smugglers trying to smuggle school and other learning materials meant for the Free and Quality Education (FQE) Project.

Smuggling activities seem common along the country’s border due to porosity and several unofficial entry points.

Some locals in border towns in Kambia, Kailahun and Pujehun have made calls for authorities to heighten security along the country’s borders.