The Liberia National Police has arrested and is currently investigating 167 suspected drugs criminals and traffickers following a massive raid in Mionrovia and its environs over the weekend. The raid was part of an ongoing operation known as “Operations Pyramaid”.
The raid uncovered large quanlity of Cocaine, Marijuana, and Heroin from different communities including Logan Town Rice Store West Point, The famous “Jungle Yard” on Lynch Street, behind the old Defense Ministry on Benson Street, Vamoma and King Grey of ELWA, among others .
According to police intelligence the raided communities have been used as a hide-outs for drugs and other criminals who have been terrorising residents over a period of time.
Senior Inspector of Police DCP Gregory Coleman who briefed journalists at the end of the operations, stated that the, raid for hidden criminals is intended to provide a more safe environment for both Liberians and foreign residents in the country.
The LNP Senior Inspector stressed that the Liberia National Police will continue to execute its statutory mandate by the creation of a conducive security environment in the country and admonished community dwellers to assist the police with information that will lead to the arrest of criminals in their communities.
DCP Coleman said despite logistical constrains faced by the police force all is being done to clear the country of traffickers and users of drugs, warning that the police will remain roburst in the execution of the task ahead.
Senior Inspector Coleman, who led the weekend raid said the suspected criminals include drugs users, traffickers and other offenders. He said doing the operations an American and Liberian passports were seized from some of the suspected criminals.