Liberia - Liberia's Drug Enforcement Agency says marijuana
smuggled over the border from Sierra Leone by a member of President Ellen
Johnson Sirleaf's motorcade is valued at more than $4m.
In a statement on Tuesday, the agency said tests proved
"the leafy substances" were from Sierra Leone.
On Monday, DEA Director Anthony Souh said the operation was
carried out by Perry Dolo, whom he identified as the head of Sirleaf's
presidential police escort. In a statement late on Monday night, Sirleaf's
office clarified that Dolo was a mid-ranking member of the motorcade and that
his vehicle had been decommissioned prior to the alleged smuggling operation.
The DEA said on Tuesday that Dolo and two other men arrested
in connection with the smuggling had been charged with "illegal possession
of narcotic drugs and trafficking".