Nimbians Abandon Rice for Marijuana Production

first_imgThe Nimba branch of the national Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has identified Wea Clan in Buu–Yao Administrative District as a marijuana production center in the county.Speaking to reporters on August 31, DEA County Commander, Col. Julius Kanubah, said citizens in Wea Clan, some of the residents are involved more in the cultivation of marijuana than their staple food, rice.He added that most of the marijuana that has been seized from traffickers is believed to have come from the area. The Clan has approximately five towns including Beaplay, old and new Beadatuo towns, Wea Neintuo and Binwea.Col. Kanubah explained that about two years ago, DEA officers raided several farms in the clan and destroyed huge quantities of young marijuana crops, but those in the production of the illegal substance continued to conduct business in the narcotic drug.He added that due to the limited manpower and the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD), the DEA has been unable to regularly visit some of the suspected farms.He named two towns in the clan where marijuana crops are mainly produced as Wea Beadatuo and Wea Newtown respectively.Col Kanuba also named the Gbi Forest in Lower Nimba County as one of the areas where marijuana is heavily cultivated, more than rice.The Gbi Forest is situated around the Gbi and Dorlu Administrative Districts in Tappita Statutory District, Lower Nimba County. The serious challenges of accessibility to that part of the county presents an apparent security for those growing marijuana undisturbed.However, Col. Kanuba said the DEA is working with the civil authority in Buu–Yao Administrative District; a neighboring district, to help sensitize the residents to desist from cultivating marijuana.In a related development, a Nigerian national who was recently arrested and charged with cocaine trafficking in Ganta has been sent to court for trial.Paul Omerny Ikebgunm was charged for “unlawful possession of a narcotic drug (cocaine) and is expected to appear at the Sanniquellie Magisterial Court to answer to the charge.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Solar Powered Car travels through FSJ

first_imgThe World Record is 15,500km and Marcelo hopes to reach the world record after driving to Vancouver, Calgary and then Edmonton. He depends heavily on volunteers and sponsors. For more on being a sponsor or volunteer visit his site www.xof1.com You can also listen to the entire interview Adam Reaburn did with Marcelo de Luz during his visit to Fort St. John [asset|aid=324|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5c9e36138a44a8ee3f1baaabf81969fb-Solar Car Interview_1_Pub.mp3] Photo: The solar powered vehicle re-charges after driving from Wonowon Friday – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caMarcelo da Luz is on a journey to set a world record, a record powered by the sun. – Advertisement -Marcelo designed and built a solar powered vehicle that he has driven from Buffalo New York to Inuvik. He’s currently on his way back from Inuvik and only 2,500km away from setting the world record. Marcelo says the reason he’s doing this is to show just what solar power can do. [asset|aid=322|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5c9e36138a44a8ee3f1baaabf81969fb-Marcelo-1_1_Pub.mp3] Along the journey he’s had a lot of strange looks as the vehicle looks like a UFO. [asset|aid=323|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=5c9e36138a44a8ee3f1baaabf81969fb-Marcelo-2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisementlast_img read more