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LRA Seizes Heroin at RIA

first_imgSome of the heroin caught by the LRAThe Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) has seized  2 kilograms of heroin brought into the country on an Arik Air flight from Nigeria, according to an LRA press release. The value of the heroin was not stated.The bag containing the heroin was sent to Achebe Joseph Uwadioma (AKA, Don Joe), a Nigerian national who operates a business at Waterside and Mechlin Street.The suspicious package was mixed with other foodstuffs to conceal its identity and was being cleared by Mr. Uwadioma’s broker only identified as Lincoln.The heroine was detected by an officer of Customs Anti-Smuggling and Intelligence Section (ASIS) of the LRA. The seizure is an outcome of a rigorous risk-based compliance examination being undertaken by the LRA on cargo entering Liberia through the RIA.The LRA, upon seizing the bag of heroin, turned it over to the Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) for testing and it was confirmed by LDEA that the consignment was heroin. It was also further confirmed by the Liberia National Police Lab as positive for heroin.LRA Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba said the LRA, in pursuance of its statutory responsibility to collect lawful revenue, will collaborate with all relevant agencies in preventing the inflow of illicit drugs through Liberia’s ports of entries.CG Tamba has, meanwhile, thanked the LRA Customs Officer and the other agencies for their swift collaboration. It may be recalled that Customs, sometime ago, also seized counterfeit Liberian dollars that were smuggled through the Bo Waterside Land Port, concealed in a television set.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Men’s Golf Heads To Illinois For Derek Dolenc Invite

first_imgStory Links Derek Dolenc Invite Live Results In the Bulldogs last time out, they put together a strong showing at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational, finishing in 11th-place. Junior Jack Kennedy led the team as he fired a one-under par 71 to finish tied for 24th-place with a total score of 215 (72-72-71). Freshman Tim Lim also registered a one-under par 71 in the final round to finish is first collegiate tournament with a score of 220 (76-73-71). Senior Drew Ison shot an even par 72 to finish tied for 29th-place with a total score of 216 (75-71-72). DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s golf team returns to competition on Monday as Bulldogs are set to play at the Derek Dolenc Invitational in Madison, Ill. at the Gateway National Golf Links. Following the Derek Dolenc Invitational, the Bulldogs will host the third-annual Zach Johnson Invitational on Oct. 2-3 at the Glen Oaks Country Club.  Print Friendly Version Play will begin with at an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start on Monday, and conclude with the final 18 holes on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. The 17-team field hosted by SIUE features, Bradley, Eastern Illinois, Creighton, Drake, Iowa Western CC, Loyola, Missouri State, Murray State, Mott CC, Nicholls State, North Dakota, Northern Iowa, Omaha UT Martin, Valparaiso and Western Illinois.last_img read more

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