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Narcotics officer testifies in drug case

Aug 31, 2012, 11:22 AM | Article By: Isatou Senghore

Mustapha Sowe, a narcotics officer, yesterday testified in the drug case involving one Tumbul Sanyang, who was alleged to have been in possession of prohibited drug, before the Kanifing Magistrates’ Court.

Officer Sowe told the court he is attached to Operation Bulldozer and that he recognised the accused person.

He recalled 22 June 2012, when he was on patrol with a team in the vicinity of Kombo South District to a village called Berending where they met three boys sitting under a mango three.

He said as they were going towards them, they ran away, but were chased and apprehended, adding that they conducted a search on them and found 7 parcels and 4 wraps of suspected cannabis with the accused person.

The accused was arrested and taken to Operation Bulldozer base where a statement was obtained from him, he said.

The case was then adjourned till 4 September 2012.