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DLEAG arrests 12

Jan 26, 2022, 2:51 PM | Article By: Jankey Ceesay

Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency – The Gambia (DLEAG) have apprehended seven people for obstruction and willful damage to property, while five 5 others have been nabbed for being in possession of suspected illegal drugs.

The alleged obstructers were said to be involved in the stoning of the operatives as they tried to arrest one Ablie Demba on 22 January 2022 at Tallinding Sicap. 

According to the DLEAG patrol team, Ablie Demba was taken into custody after operatives discovered 17 parcels and one 117 wraps of suspected cannabis sativa wrapped with white paper and concealed in multi-coloured nylon bags in a compound in Tallinding Sicap.  

All seven suspects identified to be involved in the obstruction alongside Ablie Demba and another suspect, Lamin Sanneh were arraigned in court and remanded accordingly. 

Sanneh was arrested in the same compound with 13 kg 400 grams of suspected cannabis sativa.

In a similar but separate development, DLEAG’s Kanifing Field Station arrested one Yankuba Jammeh on the 22 January 2022 with 11 bundles and 31 wraps of suspected cannabis sativa in Lamin (WCR). 

Sanyang Field Station also arrested one Ebrima Barry with one bundle and two wraps of suspected cannabis sativa. He was arrested on the 23 January 2022 at Jabang Layout. 

Jareng Field Station took into custody one Bakary Bayo, a 37-year-old farmer and Lamin Nyabally, a 21-year-old student for being possession of suspected prohibited drugs. 

The duo was nabbed on 19 January 2022 at Jareng village with three parcels and six wraps of suspected cannabis sativa.

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