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DHL ‘New Drug Haven’?

DHL ‘New Drug Haven’?

first_imgDespite efforts by the Government to prevent the country from falling into the hands of drug peddlers, global currier service provider, DHL- Liberia has been providing “safe haven” to smuggle illicit narcotic drugs into Liberia, a court indictment has declared.The government recently indicted four persons including two DHL-Liberia employees of the entity for their respective roles in the importation of 484.4 grams of heroin, valued as US$14,532. The substance was confiscated by officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) at the Broad Street offices of DHL in early July 2015.Although employees of the company were indicted, DHL itself is not among those to stand trial for multiple crimes, which include unlicensed importation of controlled drug substances, unlicensed sale, administration, trading, disposition, delivery, distribution, dispatch in transit, and transpiration of controlled drug or substance.Those named in the indictment include Comfort Weah, Charles Akaolisa and Uche Ude (Nigerian), as well as Gabriel Doe and Andrew Nah, both employees of the DHL.They are expected to appear before Judge Emery Paye of Criminal Court ‘C’ on Tuesday to answer to the indictment as to whether or not they are guilty of the commission of those crimes.In the indictment drawn-up by the Grand Jury for Montserrado, the government alleges that acting upon intelligence, a package bearing waybill number 5505590814, and containing the illegal drug, was brought from Kampala, Uganda, to Liberia through the DHL, addressed to Comfort Weah.The document further alleges that based on the intelligence, officers of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) quickly ran to the DHL office, where defendant Weah had gone to take delivery of her package.Unfortunately, the court records claimed, Comfort received a warning from some unknown callers that DEA officers were posted to apprehend her, and she fled the area. In the process, she left behind her hand bag that contained her identification card, which aided DEA officers to trace and arrest her on August 8, 2015 in the Jamaica Road Community on Bushrod Island. The indictment said, the package that came through DHL contained assorted hair accessories and the 484.4 grams of heroine in 28 packs of UV whitening crème with a market value of US$14,532.“Defendant Charles Akaolisa, with criminal mind to import the dangerous drug into Liberia, contacted Uche Ude so that the drug could be sent to his (Ude) fiancée, Comfort Weah, to minimize suspicion,” the court records said.“Ude encouraged and convinced defendant Weah to give her name and telephone number to have them placed on the package, which she did.“As for defendants Doe and Nah, who are employees of the DHL, they agreed and assisted Akaolisa to clear the dangerous substance, for which they charged Akaolisa US$1,000 to enable them to help defendant Weah to take custody of her package.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Skate With the Huskies to be held tomorrow after Santa Claus Parade

Skate With the Huskies to be held tomorrow after Santa Claus Parade

first_imgSkaters will need to be in full gear, and are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for admission.The club is also in need of two billets going forward. Anyone interested is encouraged to contact Bill Snow at 250-261-3129.On the ice the Huskies will next be in action on Saturday night as they host the Beaverlodge Blades at 8 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

CYA wards learn the hard way

CYA wards learn the hard way

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHINO – An explosive shock of hair may distinguish William “Lil’ Will” Paschal, but it’s the tattoo on his neck that tells his story.“Big Will – RIP,” reads the homage to his father, an accidental victim in what Paschal said was a gang-related shooting.“That’s what made me really wild,” he said.Nearly a decade later, Paschal and his team of young convicts delivered an unexpected upset at the football championship game last month at the Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility.The team from M and N, a cellblock mostly reserved for wards recovering from substance abuse, shut out the powerhouse team from block G and H, 16-0.After trading more than an hour of harsh trash-talking during the game, the teams didn’t rush each other with makeshift weapons. Unexpectedly, the victorious wards lined up, clapped and shouted for the other team.“Give it up for G and H!” they yelled across the field.Not to say the Stark athletes are always models of good sportsmanship.Things on the field can get rough, said David Renn, an intense 19-year-old from San Diego. “This ain’t high school football,” said Renn. “This is con-ball!”Although the facility’s name and philosophy has changed numerous times, wards have been playing football at Stark for more than four decades.“I’ve been here 20 and change, but sometimes it feels like I got 15-to-life,” joked Chuck Vasquez, a soft-spoken correctional of- ficer who coordinates the athletic program at Stark. “But I’ve got the best job in the state.”Vasquez responds to the frequently outrageous behavior of the wards with a disarming chuckle. But in a place where compassion can be taken for weakness, he tempers his empathy with a tough, no-nonsense attitude.Because at Stark, everyone is tough.Inside cellblocks M and N, catcalls, shouts and casual vulgarity form an unbroken wall of sound. In the evening and throughout the night, a blue light illuminates each cell.When they are not sleeping, however, most wards spend little time locked inside.For a few hours a week during the three-month season, the 100 or so wards in the league live large and play hard between the end zones.“We try to keep it as real as it can be,” Vasquez said. “All these guys, when they’re out on the field think they’re Brett Favre, Peyton Manning or Drew Bledsoe.”Playing team sports, Vasquez said, can help the wards “make it in the modern world.”Color photos printed from the Internet line the walls of Vasquez’s office, illustrating that his argument is more than idealism. Each photo features David Pak, starting guard for Utah State’s basketball team and a former Stark ward who also once served time at the Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility in Whittier.Pak, a senior at Utah State, never played organized sports before being locked up on a rape conviction at 17. He said Stark’s athletic program made the difference during his years locked up.Officially, the only requirements to play sports at Stark are a doctor’s approval and a record of good behavior. But in a facility where many wards are still caught in the patterns that brought them there, Vasquez said they look for those ready to be serious.Short-timers like Paschal, who was to be released five days after the championship game, usually don’t risk playing because an injury could mean a delayed release.Paschal, 22, was 12 when his father was gunned down. He became involved with the Bounty Hunters, a Watts gang affiliated with the Bloods.Winning with his underdog team, Paschal said, was a good precursor to his release.“I’m feeling focused,” he said. “If I can achieve something with all the odds stacked against me, then I know I can do it.” [email protected](909) 483-9340last_img read more