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Fresh charges against jailed Dutch national, others

Dec 13, 2011, 1:34 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Fresh charges have brought at the Banjul Magistrates’ Court against a jailed Dutch national Rudy Rasoehamid Gazi and three others.

The other accused persons are Robert Yaw Danquah, George Sanchez and Juan Carlos Sanchez, all charged with conspiracy to traffic prohibited drugs.

When the case was announced on Saturday 10th December 2011, the accused persons were absent, and the case was adjourned for mention.

 According to the particulars of offence, on 12 June 2010 in The Gambia, the accused persons Robert Yaw Danquah, Rudy Rasoehamid Gazi, Juan Carlos Sanchez and George Sanchez conspired to traffick more than two tonnes of cocaine, and thereby committed an offence.

ASP Abdoulie Ceesay, the prosecuting officer for the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA), told the court that they were applying for a bench warrant to be issued for the arrest of Robert Yaw Danquash, the first accused person in the case.

He added that if Robert Yaw Danquah was arrested, he should be handed over to the NDEA to face trial.

The case was then adjourned till 29 December 2011, for mention.