US Intelligence Aids LDEA in Liberia’s Biggest Drug Bust of US$100M Worth of Cocaine

The joint security operation saw the arrest of a 31-year-old Guinean Bissau national identified as Malam Conte in plain view following well-verified intelligence from the Government of the United States

Monrovia – Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have seized a huge quantity of raw cocaine worth US$100 million in Monrovia.

The joint security operation saw the arrest of a 31-year-old Guinean Bissau national identified as Malam Conte in plain view following well-verified intelligence from the Government of the United States.

On Saturday at 1pm, the LDEA stormed the SONIT Liberia Inc. compound in Tompoe Village, Gardnersville, and confiscated the drugs hidden among frozen goods.

SONIT Incorporated is a frozen food company located in Tompoe Village along the Japanese Free Way. However, the company has distanced itself from the act and has since collaborated with the LDEA to ensure the arrest.

According to report, suspect Conte admitted has admitted to a having connection with the consignment and iterated that he has since arrived in the country about two weeks ago to await the consignment.

Suspect Conte confessed he was asked by his international partners to follow the consignment and ensure it reaches the final destination. However, he did not say whether Liberia is the final destination.

It was also established that suspect Malam arrived in the country with two other accomplices, Gustavo Henrique and Adulai Djibril who checked in at the Royal Grand Hotel. They later moved over to the Boulevard Palace Hotel where the LDEA was able to pick up additional information leading toward their syndicate.

Meanwhile, suspects Henrique, a Brazilian and Djibril a Portuguese who both accompanied Malam were not in their hotel rooms at the time the LDEA and NSA agents arrived, the report says.

Suspect Malam is currently under the LDEA custody undergoing full-scale investigation, while suspects Gustavo Henrique and Adulai Djibril are at large.

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