The Liberia Revenue Authority through its Customs Department has seized and turned over 65 tins of harmful chemicals known as Formaldehyde to the Environmental Protection Agency.
A release issued from the LRA Monday, said the chemicals were seized after being smuggled into the country.
The release noted the dangerous chemicals were held by customs officers during a routine inspection at the Port.
The release added the LRA will continue to remain vigilant in the execution of its mandate relative to cross-border trade and ensuring protection for the people of Liberia.
LRA said Formaldehyde is a very dangerous chemical; it is not safe and as such if they allow it out there, it would be a threat to the wellbeing of the public.
Receiving the chemical, EPA Assistant Head of Chemical Management, Lenn Gomah commanded the LRA for the level of partnership in the seizure of the harmful chemical and assured the proper disposal of the chemical in order to protect the lives of everyone.