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Narcotics officer arrested with 4 bags of suspected cannabis

Apr 2, 2020, 11:22 AM | Article By: Momodou Jawo

Sergeant Lamin Sima, an officer of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) was recently arrested by personnel of the Anti Crime Unit of The Gambia Police Force (GPF) with four suspected bags of cannabis at Penyem village, West Coast Region, The Point has been reliably informed.

The suspect who was detained by the police after his arrest has been handed over to the DLEAG as investigation into the matter continues. A source that spoke to our reporter on the condition of anonymity has confirmed that two other suspects who are believed to be with the principal suspect are currently on the run.

The suspect, our source added, was once arrested by the agency after a complaint was lodged against him.  “Investigations were conducted and the Professional Standards Disciplinary Committee (PSDC) of the agency recommended that suspect to be demoted from the rank of Chief Inspector to Sergeant and be given a warning letter.”

The spokesperson of DLEAG, Ousman Saidybah, confirmed the arrest and detention of the suspect, adding that investigation in connection with the matter is still ongoing.

“However, let me emphatically make it clear that DLEAG will not entertain any misconduct and will deal with anyone who is involved in drug related activities or anything that will tarnish the image of the agency.”

“Nobody is above the law and the general public is therefore urged to report any kind of activities especially on drug related issues involving its officers. We will continue working with our sister securities in order to make the country free from drug and make the country a crime free nation.”