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South Sudan Soldiers Raid Police Station, Free Colleagues Arrested for Narcotics

“They attacked the police station and then took the four perpetrators out of the police cell by force and then they drove away,” police spokesperson said.

South Sudan soldiers raided a police station in the capital Juba and freed their colleagues who were detained for illegal possession of narcotics.

The deputy spokesperson of the South Sudan National Police Service (SSNPS), Brigadier General James Dak Karlo was quoted by local Radio Tamazuj that police did not exchange fire with the soldiers and that the matter has been reported to state security.

“They attacked the police station and then took the four perpetrators out of the police cell by force and then they drove away,” he said.

“There was a large quantity of the drugs which was left there at the police station. The good thing is that our people (police) did not exchange fire with them,” he added

The arrest came after police conducted an operation on the consumption Khat in the city, according to local media.

Army spokesperson Gen. Lul Ruai Koang said that he had no information on the issue.

“No, I have not received any information,” Gen. Ruai said.