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Brikama Imam calls for tougher action against drug trafficking

Nov 18, 2014, 10:52 AM | Article By: Nyimansata Cham

The Imam Ratib of Brikama, Alhagie Sankung Touray, has urged narcotics officers to take tougher action against drug trafficking across the country in order to have a drug-free Gambia.

He was speaking at Brikama Missira during the laying of a foundation stone for a police station in the area last Thursday.

The work of the police, he said, is essential in the maintenance of peace and stability in the country.

Imam Touray noted that the consumption of drugs is today leading to people committing terrible crimes such as murder, rape and other offences in the communities.

He appealed to the young people to engage themselves in meaningful ventures rather than drug abuse and peddling, stressing that anyone caught should be dealt with according to the laws of the land as drugs have no room in The Gambia.

Imam Touray commended the Gambia government under the leadership of President Yahya Jammeh for transforming the police force, and urged government to spend more in combating drugs.

He call on all and sundry to join hands with the country’s narcotics agency and “say no to drugs”, adding that the Islamic religion has clearly advised people not to be associated with drugs because they are illegal and can lead someone to engage in bad deeds.