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Court convicts drug peddler

May 14, 2012, 12:39 PM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

The Kanifing Magistrates’ Court recently convicted and sentenced one Alhagie Colley to a fine of D250,000 in default to serve five years in prison for being in possession of prohibited drug.

According to the facts of the case as narrated before the court, it was stated that the incident happened on 17 March 2011, at Bakau Kachically when officers of the NDEA attached to Bakau were on night patrol.

The facts added that on their arrival at Bakau Kachically, they met with the accused carrying a black bag and conducted a search on him, including the said bag.

Twenty-two parcels were found inside the bag and another twenty-one small wrapped ones were also found in a small purse of the bag.

The accused was arrested and taken to the NDEA office where voluntary and cautionary statements were obtained from him, which were endorsed by the accused and the independent witness.

It was further stated that the accused was escorted to the NDEA headquarters, where a certificate was issued, which the accused thumb-printed.

Samples were taken to the medical and health laboratory, which were later confirmed to be suspected drug.