The Sierra Leone Police (SLP), has requested to the Commissioner of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) to hand over the said container to them for examination.

SLP made this request in a public notice issued today, Sunday 22 July 2022.

According to SLP, the request was made acting upon an intelligence of suspected arms and ammunition and other contraband goods in the 40 ft. container.

Management of the SLP would like to inform the public that the container is currently under its custody at the Senior Officers’ Mess, at Kingtom,” SLP stated.

The Police further informed that the said container will be opened tomorrow, Monday 25th July 2022 at 10 am.

For the purposes of openness and the avoidance of doubts, invitations will be extended to the media to witness the opening of the said container at the Senior Officers’ Mess, Kingtom,” SLP noted.

Meanwhile, the SLP has begun preliminary investigations into the said container and the findings will be made public.”

Accompanying this public notice is a copy of the SLP’s letter to the National Revenue Authority (NRA) posted below: