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PIU officer awaits verdict for drug trafficking

Jul 6, 2012, 12:34 PM | Article By: Bakary Samateh

Principal Magistrate Alagbe Ade Taiwo of the Banjul Magistrates’ Court is today expected to pass sentence on one Keluntang Jarju, said to be a Police Intervention Unit (PIU) officer, who admitted to the offence of drug trafficking.

Officer Jarju admitted to being in possession of 5kg of cannabis sativa, a prohibited drug.

According to the particulars of offence, Jarju on 25 June 2012 at Sibanor village in the West Coast Region, was found with 5kg of cannabis sativa, a prohibited drug, and thereby committed an offence.

The police prosecutor, Superintendent Remony Jarju, told the court  the prosecution did not have the file in court, and he applied for the accused person to be kept in custody at the Mile 2 State Central Prison until Friday.

The case was then adjourned till today for the court to deliver its verdict.