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D1M Fine for Drug Trafficker

Oct 20, 2008, 5:41 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Principal Magistrate Edrissa Mbai of the Banjul Magistrates' Court last Thursday fined one Sanna Saidy the sum of one million Dalasis, in default to serve five years' imprisonment. In addition, he was sentenced to 10-year -mandatory jail term. He was convicted after being proven guilty of being in possession of 2kg and 540g of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.

Before delivering the sentence, Magistrate Mbai went through the evidence of both the prosecution and the defence. According to him the prosecution had called in five witnesses and had proven their case beyond all reasonable doubts.

According to the particulars of the offence on 21st April 2008, at Barra, Niumi District, North Bank Region the convict was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Enforcement Agency with 2kg and 540g of cannabis sativa in his possession.