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Alleged drugs case continues

Aug 22, 2012, 9:55 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The drug case involving one Modou Lamin Touray yesterday continued at the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court with the testimony of a witness.

Abdoulie Boye told the court that he is a police officer attached to Operation Bulldozer, and that he could recognise the accused person.

He said on 20 June 2012, while on patrol with a team at Banjul beach, a local boat came from Barra to Banjul with passengers, adding that as the passengers were disembarking from the boat, he saw a man carrying a bag, whom he later came to know as the accused person residing in Manjai Kunda.

Officer Boye further adduced that he confronted the accused person and identified himself; then asked him whether he could conduct a search in his bag, to which the accused responded in the positive.

“I conducted a search on him and found a black nylon bag containing 200 sachets of ross, and I effected arrest on him,” he said.

He said the accused told him that he was given the said bag by someone on his way.

The accused was later taken to the Operation Bulldozer base, where a statement was obtained from him, he stated.

The case was adjourned to 28 August 2012.