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10 Years Mandatory Jail Term for Drug Trafficker

Nov 28, 2008, 3:59 AM | Article By: Modou Sanyang

The drug court sitting at the Banjul Magistrates' Court, presided over by Principal Magistrate Edrissa Mbai, yesterday sentenced one Sering Njie to a 10 year mandatory jail term for drug trafficking.

He was also fined D1M in default to serve five years imprisonment.

According to the particulars of the offence, the convict on 21st May 2008 at Sapu in the Central River Region found in possession of 11 kilograms and 500 grams of suspected cannabis for the purposed of drug trafficking.

In delivering his judgement, Principal Magistrate Mbai stated that after reviewing the evidence of both the prosecution and the defence, the court was satisfied that the prosecution had proven their case beyond all reasonable doubt. He subsequently convicted and sentenced the convict accordingly.