A high placed source closed to the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) has confirmed that individuals involved in the US$100-million drug trafficking case are still in the country contrary to media reports.
According to our source, the defendants are expected to leave Liberia on Sunday through Robeter International Airport (RIA), as modalities are being worked out for their travel.
Our source further indicated that a strong warining has also been released against the taking of the Drugs Lords pictures while leaving on May 28, 2023, through the RIA by ASKY Airlines.
Recently, Criminal Court C acquitted all defendants in the historic US$100m drugs case and went on to demand government to return the US$250k seized from the drug lords.
Initially, the grand jury held Makki Ahmed Issam, Adulai Djalo, Malam Conte and a Liberian and Oliver Zayzay liable of shipping drugs worth US$100 million into the country and Criminal Court “C” was mandated to try all four of the defendants.
The case under the gavel of Judge A Blamo Dixon, assigned judge of Criminal Court “C”, at the Temple of Justice was being tried on the charges of Money Laundering, Criminal Conspiracy, Unlicensed Possession and Importation of Uncontrolled Drugs.
The Court action was however strongly rejected and condemned by Liberia’s Justice Minister, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, and thereby demanded the rearrest of the drug traffickers.
According to report, Minister Dean was however informed that the men had left the Country already but our source revealed that they are still in the Country and will leave Liberia on Sunday on the order of high profile officials of the CDC government.