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NDEA arrests man with suspected cannabis

Apr 14, 2011, 2:14 PM | Article By: Momodou Faal

The anti-narcotics officers of the National Drug Enforcement Agency, (NDEA), have arrested a man with suspected cannabis, according to the NDEA public relations officer ASP Abdoulie Ceesay.

The accused person Babucarr Okoro was arrested on 7th April 2011 at about 4:00 am at Kabakorr village in Foni in the West Coast region with five bundles of suspected cannabis sativa.

The arrest came as a result of an ambush mounted by the NDEA officers at Kabakorr.

Babucarr Okoro arrived with a bag, and was stopped by the officers, who identified themselves as narcotics officers and asked to search his bag.

“A search was conducted and the five bundles of suspected cannabis were discovered,” Ceesay said.

He added that the accused resisted arrest, fought the officers seriously, and later fled into the bush.

“The officers called on the NDEA station officer at Sibanor and requested for reinforcement, and the accused was later apprehended.”

ASP Ceesay added that the accused is a notorious drug dealer, and has been arrested on a number of occasions with drugs, prosecuted and convicted in the past on drugs-related charges.

Babucarr Okoro is currently charged with three counts, namely dealing in prohibited drugs, possession of prohibited drugs for the purpose of drug trafficking, and assault.