Busted US$100m Cocaine Debacle

-Now Suspects On Trial Docket

MONROVIA-Criminal Court ‘C’ has finally granted defense lawyers’ motion seeking to advance the 100 million United States dollars cocaine case on the trial docket for litigation.

The five suspects’ charges ranged from money laundering, unlicensed possession of the controlled drug, unlicensed importation of the controlled drug, and criminal conspiracy.

Judge Blamo Dixon on Monday approved defense lawyers’ request to advance the case on the trial docket for the November term.

The Court’s decision comes barely a week after the Government of Liberia indicted four foreign nationals and a Liberian citizen for allegedly transporting Five Hundred &Twenty (520) kilograms of cocaine to Liberia valued at 100 million United States Dollars. 

Judge Dixon’s December 12, 2022 action, according to RCI Judicial Correspondent, comes after prosecuting lawyer led by Cllr. Bobby Livingstone interposed no objection to the defense lawyers’ request for advancement.

CIlr. Livingstone said defense lawyers’ application to advance the case is a matter of right, and later dispelled the report that they are troubled by the request for early litigation at Criminal Court “C.”

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