The Anti-Smuggling Unit, Border Controls and Management within the Customs Department of the National Revenue Authority (NRA) has uncovered a massive illegal timber depot in Katonga village, Off Bundolah, Port Loko district.
This is according to Richard Senessie, Assistant Commissioner of the Anti-Smuggling Unit, Border Controls and Management.
He said they have been getting reports of illegal timber export across various illegal crossing points between Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Richard said he cannot ascertain the volume of timber smuggling as his Unit has sanctioned investigations into the matter.
He said other security apparatuses have been alerted and investigations are underway, assuring that public will be updated with the detailed report on the incident shortly.