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Alleged drug case continues

Feb 29, 2012, 12:36 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

The case involving one Sanna Sanyang, charged with being in possession of two bundles of suspected cannabis, continued yesterday at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court.

Testifying as the fourth prosecution witness (PW4), Babou Jum, an Immigration officer attached to the New Yundum Police Station, told the court that some time in 2011, he was on duty at the New Yundum Police Station when narcotics officers on the ground got a tipoff regarding the accused person’s activities.

He added that the accused was driving from Lamin going towards Brikama when he was stopped by the narcotics officers but refused to stop and was therefore chased by the officers with a vehicle.

PW4 further stated that the accused was apprehended at Busumbala and a search was conducted on his vehicle but nothing was found on it. He added that the vehicle was later taken to the Yundum Police Station together with the accused where another brief search was conducted on the vehicle.

He said a plastic bag was later found in the engine containing two bundles of suspected cannabis.

It would be recalled that the accused, Sanna Sanyang, was alleged to have been found in possession of two bundles of suspected cannabis at Busumbala Village, in the West Coast Region, some time in 2011, an allegation he had since denied.

The case continues.