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Ballistics expert testifies in Cocaine 9 trial

May 3, 2011, 2:16 PM | Article By: Malamin Conteh

Captain Ebrima Krubally on Thursday continued his testimony in the multi-billion dollar cocaine trial involving nine foreign nationals at the Banjul Magistrates' Court before Magistrate Taiwo Alagba.

Continuing his testimony, Captain Krubally told the court that he conducted the ballistics examination on the weapons that were recovered from the accused persons, and he wrote a report on the examination.

According to him, the weapons are serviceable and they are capable of killing, wounding and destroying.

He identified the weapons in court as the ones on which he conducted the examination, and the weapons were later tendered and admitted as exhibits.

Under cross-examination by defence counsel L.S. Camara, the witness told the court that he is an expert in ballistics, and had conduct a test on all the weapons.

He revealed that the weapons can kill, wound and destroy when used.

The case was at that juncture adjourned to 3rd May 2011 for continuation. 

The nine accused persons are Ephriam Micheal Chiduben a Nigerian national, Juan Carlos Sanchez, Eric Bottini, Dose Fermin, Juan Carlos Diaz, and Esteaban Zavala all Venezuelan nationals, George Sanchez a Mexican/Liberian national, as well as Rudy Rasoehamid Gazi and Dennis Wilgo Winter both Dutch nationals.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy, trafficking in prohibited drugs, trafficking in drugs, dealing in prohibited drugs, having firearm without authority, importation of firearm without authority, among others.