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Arrested containers at Water Quay: Packets of Kush, Gallons of Precursor Chemicals discovered

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On Tuesday 2nd April 2024, the Sea Cooperation Project (SEACOP) team comprising of the Anti-Corruption Commission, the Sierra Leone Police and the Office of National Security among others, conducted a 100% examination on two containers at the Queen Elizabeth II Quay.

After a physical examination of the containers, lots of illegal contents were discovered including 100 packets (each believed to be 1 Kilogram) of dried leaves suspected to be Kush concealed in suitcases and a plastic container.

On container number two, 10 packets (each believed to contain 1 kilogram) of dried leaves suspected to be Kush was discovered; 6 small bottles of liquid suspected to be precursor chemicals; 8 gallons (each containing Five (5) liters of liquid suspected to be precursor chemicals; 10 packets (each believed to be 1 kilogram) of dried leaves suspected to be Kush; 2 giant paper bags (each believed to contain 10 kilograms of dried leaves suspected to be Kush; 1 black plastic bag of shredded leaves suspected to be Kush; and 15 small white plastic each containing rounded seed like substance labeled Tapiokaperlen 400g.

The police say the containers have been sealed and kept under the custody of the Sierra Leone Ports and Habour Authority (SLPHA).

Six suspects have been apprehended and are currently helping the investigations. The tip-off leading to the arrest came from SEACOP Sierra Leone’s international partners.

Police say the public should rest assured that the Security Sector remains poised and committed to eradicating the menace of organised criminality in Sierra Leone.

The public is further encouraged to support law enforcement in the fight against eradicating the killer Kush and any other prohibited substance.

To report on any suspicious activity, please call the following toll free numbers: National Situation Room – 119 (all mobile service networks) in Sierra Leone and SLP – 900 (Africell).

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