Although the recent major crackdown against illegal substances in Liberia is gaining effect, the alleged involvement of some state security officers in facilitating those smuggling dangerous substances in the country seems to seriously deflate the fight.

The Director of the Drugs Enforcement Agency (DEA), Col. Anthony Souh, at MICAT regular press briefing on Thursday announced the arrest of another Nigerian national, 30-year-old Francis Uzochukwu Madunagu, with 3.4 kilograms of heroin with a street value estimated at US$350,000.

According to him, the arrest was made recently at the Roberts International Airport in Margibi County through the collaborated effort of the joint security.

Col. Souh reportedly told journalists at the MICAT press conference that some state security officers from the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) aided the smuggler in getting the drugs out of the terminal.
He said the incident occurred the same day the drugs agency started its operations at the country’s main airport.

Others who aided Madunagu in the smuggling of the dangerous substance have been charged with criminal facilitation. They include Tony Obanna, 32; A. Boy Sakpah, 32; Bash Tawally, 30; Bockerie Roberts, 42; and David Forkpa, 47.