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Liberi’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf welcomes ‘drug bust’
Liberian leader Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has welcomed the arrest of six people, including policeman Perry Dolo, for allegedly smuggling marijuana worth $4m (£2.5m) from Sierra Leone into Liberia.
Drug traffickers needed to face justice, the president's office said.
However, it denied an earlier police statement that Mr Dolo headed the presidential motorcade and had used the lead escort vehicle to allegedly transport 297kg (654lb) of marijuana.
Mr Dolo has not yet commented.
On Monday, Liberia's Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) said Mr Dolo had been caught with three other people while travelling in "Escort 1".
"We want to speedily send them to court… because the case is too high. Using a presidential car? It's too big," DEA head Anthony Souh said.