In a press briefing held at the Police headquarters, the Leadership of the Sierra Leone police has yesterday 12th August, informed galaxy that journalists that they have intercepted forty-one sachets of Marshmallow drug contents used to manufacture kush, 213 kilograms of cannabis and also received a vehicle stolen from Africell Mobile Company.

Updating the press, the Director of Crimes Services A.I.G Fayai Sellu noted that the high rate of drugs dealing has become very alarming across the country coupled with vehicle theft.

He assured that the Sierra Leone Police have double their efforts in order to curtail or rather eliminate drugs dealing across the country. He reiterated that the flourishing of drugs especially for cannabis and kush have become a call for concern to the Sierra Leone Police.

He disclosed that on the 30th of July at the Falah Checkpoint, police arrested Ibrahim Abu Kargbo and Mohamed Sesay with seventeen bundles of cannabis weighing 213 kilograms. On Friday the 6th of August, he said they conducted a search on a forty feet container and they discovered five sachets of Marshmallow contents used to make kush. He added that on Monday the 9th of August also, the Sierra Leone Police also intercepted another container with thirty-six sachets of Marshmallow and two litters of acetone liquid.

“On Saturday at about 12 mid-day at the Magay checkpoint, we also received information that a Nissan Taxi with registration number ANZ-689 was moving towards Kambia with huge quantity of cannabis and we intercepted the vehicle but the driver fled. We searched the vehicle and within that vehicle we had seven bundles and one hundred and sixteen packets of dry leaves suspected to be cannabis. So those exhibits have been conveyed to the Police Training School at Hastings for further investigation,” he intimated.

He furthered that all of the above related drug items have been handed over to the appropriate unit within the Sierra Leone Police at Hastings. He also disclosed that four suspects such as Kassim Rahim Deen of Kiss Road, Francis Tommy Boucher of No. 20 Betan Lane, Kissy, Osman Deen of No. 4 Main Lane, Goderich, and Ishiaka Jalloh of No. 35 Thomson Street, Kissy are all in police custody with regards to the aforementioned drugs in those containers.

On the aspect of vehicle theft, A.I.G Sellu also disclosed that on the 21st of May, the Human Resource Officers of Africell Mobile Company, Abdul Fatoma reported one Umaru Kamara who was a driver at Africell for stealing a Toyota Land Cruiser belonging to the Africell Mobile Company with registration number ASL-100 valued at Six hundred and sixty-eight million Leones.

He continued that the Sierra Leone police did a digital assembly analysis and computerization through the cyber unit of the Sierra Leone police and they were able to arrest the suspect and the vehicle. He said the actual thief Umaru Kamara and His wife sold the vehicle in Guinea at the rate of fifteen thousand dollars and has gone on “Temple Run” but the vehicle has been retrieved and is on the way to Freetown.

In order disrupt the supply chain of narcotic drugs across the country, A.I.G Sellu furthered that the police including other partners such as the Office of National Security (ONS) have come together to position themselves and looked at all the entering points across the country by rotating personnel. As part of their many strategies to make drugs deal unfashionable to drug dealers, A.I.G Sallu also mentioned that the police is also engaged in a massive raid, searching and destroying any ghetto that deals in drugs, and prosecution of the drug dealers.