Mar 4, 2013, 9:47 AM
Mr Musa Krubally, a narcotics officer, was the latest prosecution witness to testify in the on going drug case involving Dawda Manneh and Demba Baldeh.
Former Nianija NAM Dawda Manneh, and Demba Baldeh an ex-soldier, are standing trial on charges of being in possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking as well as conspiracy. They were alleged to have conspired to traffic 9 kilograms and 260 grams of suspected drug (cannabis). They denied the charges.
Adducing evidence, Musa Krubally told the court he is a narcotics officer stationed at Bansang police station. He said he recognised the accused persons and that he could remember
Mr Krubally further told the court that as he entered the vehicle he found a 20-litre gallon of oil and bag of sugar. He said under the 20-litre gallon and a bag of sugar there was a brown bag that he removed. He adduced that he brought the bag down to confirm in the presence of the police officers and the accused persons. He said as the bag was opened he found 13 bundles of suspected drugs (cannabis), and to confirm further he opened the bundles. He stated that the accused persons were subsequently arrested and escorted to Bansang police station, adding that their arrival was booked in the diary. He narrated that later he asked Demba Baldeh where they were coming from and Demba Baldeh told him they were coming from
The case was adjourned until