Jan 11, 2021, 10:55 AM
The United Democratic Party, (UDP), on Saturday Described as ‘shock and alarm’ after receiving the news of the seizure of nearly three tonnes of cocaine worth US$88 million.
In the same vein, the DLEAG recently arrested three suspects for being in possession of suspected cannabis in the West Coast and North Bank regions.
In the West Coast Region, an 18-year-old Amadou Tamba who is presently in custody was apprehended with 106 big bundles of suspected cannabis sativa. Ebrima Nyassi, who escaped was suspected to be with 130 bundles of cannabis sativa. Abdou Tamba also with 112 big bundles escaped while Lamin Badgie with 158 big bundles of suspected cannabis sativa also escaped.
The means of conveyance for all the four were motorcycles. According to drug officials, two of the motorbikes were without registration number plates while the registration number for the two are MC WCR 3242 A and WCR 5278 A.
Some DLEAG operatives sustained injury during the said operation.
All four of the suspects involved in the cases are Senegalese residing in Majejam in the Southern Senegalese region of Cassamance. One of them was taken into custody while three others escaped. The incident happened on the 8th February 2022, at the outskirts of Jakoi Paima from Cassamance heading to the river crossing point.
In the North Bank region, Omar Jallow, a Senegalese national and a resident of Kerr Marleh was apprehended with 23 big bundles of suspected cannabis sativa at Noo – Kunda on 10 February 2022. The officers also discovered 16 big bundles of suspected cannabis sativa during the said operation and have launched an investigation to unravel the facts surrounding the said matter.
On the same date and region, two suspects were taken into custody for possession of suspected cannabis sativa. One of the suspects is a Senegalese and the other a Gambian.
Musa Camara, A Gambian and a resident of Mayamba was nabbed with one big bundle of suspected cannabis sativa on the same date at Mayamba village.
DLEAG operatives seized a cumulative total of 546 bundles of suspected cannabis from five Senegalese and a Gambian national suspected to be drug traffickers, in the West Coast and the North Bank regions.
Five hundred and six (506) big bundles weighing 487 kilograms 50 grams were seized in the West Coast and a total of 40 big bundles were seized in the North Bank region.
The estimated street value of the seized suspected prohibited drug is D1,911,000.
They are all currently in custody as further investigations continue.
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As the Chinese Embassy in Banjul observes the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, the ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to The Gambia, H.E MA Jianchun has stated that china will engage The Gambia on new needed infrastructural projects at the end of this year.