The Local Unit Commander in charge of the police Division of the Freetown international Airport police in Lungi, Superintendent E. O. Lamin on Friday 27th February took the witness stand in the ongoing cocaine trial. Testifying Superintendent Lamin told the court that while he was on duty on the 29th July, 2008 a team from the Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA) and some British detectives attached to SOCA visited him at the Airport.
He further explained that the team was led by Assistant Superintendent of Police, Sheku Kamara who told him (the witness) that the purpose of their visit was to inspect the aircraft that landed at the airport with cocaine and to conduct a search for cocaine suspects that were at large.
Supt. Lamin said he led the team to the aircraft which was at the airfield and an engineer of the Airport opened the door of the air craft for inspection by the SOCA team. He told the court that some of the British detectives examined the inside and outside of the plane and three vehicles that were related to the air craft. ASP Lamin said the aircraft and three vehicles were later handed over to him for safe keeping and a joint team of police and military personnel are currently providing security for the plane at the airport.