Monday, July 23rd was not a good day for a man identified as Camilues Allen when members of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s recently constituted Special Taskforce arrested him at Redlight with a reported substance that was tested and proven to be Cocaine.
DEA authorities told the In Profile Daily yesterday in Monrovia that they have been in hot pursuit of suspect Allen for a considerable period of time, having received a tip that he is a leading drug trafficker in Liberia.
“We arrested him at Redlight where he goes to distribute Cocaine and other drugs to those in the sale of harmful drugs,” one DEA officer narrated.
On display, a drug tester at the entity opened a blue color kit containing a white power in a plastic. He applied two separate types of liquid libeled E1 and E2 and tested the powder that turned blue which according to him, proves that the substance is Cocaine.
DEA authorities said they have been gathering information that suspect Allen has depots across Monrovia that when those involved in drug trafficking are nabbed down by security, he goes and negotiates for their release.
The authorities also disclosed that one of the suspect’s dealers is identified as Turtle who is also said to be notorious in the business.
However, Suspect Allen has vehemently denied being a drug trafficker, claiming that he is as businessman. He also denied that the substance DEA authorities accused him of does not belong to him, advocating that he should be sent to court.
According to him, he is a member of the Wisdom Generation Bible Church which is popularly known as Solution Temple located in Paynesville.
Suspect Allen explained that what the DEA officers found in his car at Redlight was table salt which he uses to inhale as part of the practices associated with the doctrine of the Wisdom Generation Bible Church.
Meanwhile, DEA Director, Anthony K. Souh, said Suspect Allen has been charged for drug trafficking and was sending him to court yesterday for prosecution.
He however expressed regret that because Liberia’s drug law is weak, those arrested for drug trafficking are usually left out of the hook.
Director Souh used the opportunity to urge the National Legislature to ensure that the drug law before it is legislated, thereby enabling the DEA to combat drug related crimes in the post-war country to the fullest.
He hailed the Taskforce for being vigilant in pursuit of drug traffickers in the country, no matter whoever is involved, so that Liberians can live in peace and harmony.
The Special Taskforce was set up to keep Liberia, especially Monrovia safe during the July 26, 2012 celebration. The mandate of the Taskforce is to patrol the length and breadth of the country to ensure a peaceful and drug free celebration during the festive season.
Headed by Col. Albert K. Chelly, the Taskforce is mandated to arrest, search and seize in plain view, hot pursuit any person who illegally possesses, traffics, distributes, sells, supplies, uses, cultivates, imports, exports, manufactures, conceals or receives property deriving from narcotic drug and psychotropic substances.
Director Souh called on patriotic Liberians and foreign residents to provide information leading to the criminal hideouts and individuals who deal in illicit drugs and psychotropic substances for immediate arrest and subsequent prosecution.