Monrovia — Defendants who have been charged by means of the Grand Jury of Montserrado County with the crimes of cash laundering, unlawful possessions of gear, unlawful importation of gear and prison conspiracy have pleaded no longer accountable to the costs.

The defendants, showing at Criminal Court “C” Thursday, pleaded blameless to the crime after being arraigned in open court docket.

The state is anticipated to start the manufacturing of proof subsequent Wednesday.

The 4 defendants Malam Conte, Adulai Djibri Djalo, Makki Admeh Issam and Oliver A. Zayzay, and others to be recognized, are related to a US$100,000,000 (One Hundred Million) cash laundering case.

They have been indicted for commissioning the crime of Money Laundering, Unlicensed Possession of Controlled Drug, Unlicensed Importation of Controlled Drugs and Criminal Conspiracy.

The 4 counts in the indictment, which used to be introduced down in opposition to them famous that Malam Conte, Adulai Djibri Djalo and Makki Admeh Issam, Oliver A. Zayzay, and others to be recognized, conspired, colluded, and facilitated to dedicate the crime of Money Laundering, which is a Felony of the First Degree, Unlicensed Importation of Controlled Drug or Substance, Unlicensed Possession of Controlled Drugs or Substance which can be additionally Felony of the First Degree and Criminal Conspiracy, Felony of Second Degree.

Defendant Makki Ahmed Issam, a resident of Sinkor in conjunction with co-defendants Adulai Djibril Djalo and Oliver Allen Zayzay have been grew to become over to the federal government on Thursday, October 6, thru Lorenzo Pehlam, Deputy Director for Operations, Liberia Drugs Enforcement Agency (LDEA) for allegedly trafficking medication between the Liberian and Sierra Leonean borders in addition to cash laundering and prison conspiracy.

The Government of Sierra Leone arrested and grew to become over to its Liberian counterpart the 3 males who have been allegedly concerned in the cargo of 520kg of cocaine valued at US$100m.

The defendants on October 1, hid in 28 cartons of pig ft categorised with Alegra meals which have been seized on the SONIT Liberia Incorporated compound, Topoe village, Japanese Freeway, Montserrado County.

During the background investigation, police mentioned it used to be additionally established that on October 1, a Lebanese guy, Co-defendant Issam, used to be observed on the Fresh Frozen Food corporate situated at Bong Mines Pearl with Defendant Conte negotiating for the acquisition of the container marked MNBU4070592 on behalf of Malai Conte and Adulai Djibri Djalo.

Defendant Issam accordingly escaped upon the arrest of co-defendant Conte and due to this fact fled to neighboring Sierra Leone in conjunction with Co-defendants Oliver A. Zayzay and Adulai Djibri Djalo.