Some members of the Sierra Leone Police Force (SLP), yesterday took three bundles of diamba (marijuana) thoroughly wrapped and sealed to burn at the Kingtom dumping site (Bomeh) in Freetown.
Speaking to Journalists before the burning took place, the Operation Officer attached to the Goderich Police Station, Assistant Inspector General of Police (ASP) Daniel Bongroh said that on 9th September they received information about the Diamba in Femi Turner Drive, Goderich a raid was conducted and the said premises was searched and they discovered three bundles of diamba under a banana tree.
He added that no arrest was made because there was no body in the place when the search was done but they are still investigating the matter.
The Director of Media and Public Relations of the SLP Inspector Ibrahim Samura said that Police has done raids and burnt diamba farms in Bo, Kenema, Magburaka, Hastings and Waterloo.
According to him the “three bundles weigh about 50 Kilo” and they have been “thoroughly wrapped and sealed like a capsule in its crude form”.
He said that the burning exercise was done in the presence of Journalists to clear the bad image of Police that they are involved in the transportation and sale of diamba, adding “we want to be a force for Good.”
Inspector Samura pointed out that this is not the beginning and it will not be the end, Police will continue to raid ghettos and farms in every part of the country, stating that, “this will help reduce the crime rates in the country”.
Drugs, he said is the prerequisite for the increase of crimes in every part of any country more especially with the youths who are engaged in the cultivation and consumption of youths.
According to him, government should re-direct the attention of youths particularly those involved in the planting of the drug to plant more food to eat.
By Abibatu Kamara