U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Michael A. McCarthy U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Michael A. McCarthy

U.S. Gov’t congratulates Liberia on a Major Drug Bust

The United States Government has congratulates the swift action by the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency and the National Security Agency, which resulted in the interdiction of a shipment of over 520 kilograms of cocaine, worth US$100 million, and the arrest of two accused drug traffickers (one Guinea-Bissauan national in Liberia, and one Lebanese national in Sierra Leone) this past weekend.

‘’This is a result of ongoing investigations around the world and close coordination between national security services. The success of this operation is the direct result of excellent communication between law enforcement agencies around the world, including Brazil, the United States, and Liberia, among others. Even before the arrest of murderer and narcotics kingpin Paul Calder Le Roux in September 2012 by Liberian authorities, increasing numbers of criminals and syndicates underestimating Liberia’s law enforcement capabilities have found themselves in handcuffs for formal prosecution and lengthy jail sentences in Liberia,’’ a press release issued in Monrovia on Monday, October 3, 2022 by the U.S. Embassy said.

Meanwhile, the United States Government salutes the dedication of Liberia’s security services and their success this past weekend on the largest drug bust in Liberian history!
Authorities of the LDEA on Monday, October 3, 2022 confirmed the arrest of a 100M worth of cocaine in the country with Director General Michael Zeyou vowing to leave no stone unturned. 

The LDEA boss disclosed that the arrest was made Saturday, October 1, 2022.

On the arrest, he said all those involved will face the full weight of the law.

Addressing a news conference in Monrovia on Monday, Zeyou indicated that investigation is still ongoing.

"We are taking every step possible to ensure that the crime scene remain a priority and that we are able to reach out to every source necessary to aid the investigation to a concluding end," he said.

"We are also working closely with our international counterpart to ensure we gather sufficient information leading towards extended link surrounding the criminal conspiracy," the LDEA head pointed out.

Meanwhile, Justice Minister, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean said the government is doing everything possible to mitigate drugs trafficking.

"We want to be very clear that Liberia will not be a havsn for drugs traffickers, whether as a point for transit or final destination. Those arrested will face the full force of our law," Justice Minister Dean told the news conference. 


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