Organiser of migrant boat hit by navy confesses

Nov 4, 2020, 12:46 PM

The conveyor of the Senegalese migrant boat hit by the Senegalese navy has confessed that he organised three trips for migrants last year which were all successful.

"I organised three trips last year," he said. Guèye, after being transported to Dakar, confessed to the crimes he had committed, L’Observateur reports, as he revealed that he had successfully organised three trips to Spain ..."

In July this year, a joint security operation headed by operatives of The Gambia State Intelligence Services (SIS) made a major breakthrough in arresting top irregular migration organisers, who were also Senegalese. 

The Gambian security officials had monitored the activities of the network for months and were eventually arrested after they made contacts with some young people who were to embark on the dangerous route to Europe in search of greener pasture. Each of the youth was requested to pay D45, 000 for the ‘backway’ trip on their boat.

Read Other Articles In Headlines
Finance Ministry gives breakdown of D500m
May 11, 2020, 12:45 PM

Press Release

Quadrangle, Banjul, 10th May 2020 – In line with our commitment to ensure transparency and accountability, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs hereby publishes the itemized expenditure list from the D500 million COVID-19 Health Emergency Fund.

Thousands of undocumented migrants to get Italian work permits
May 15, 2020, 11:41 AM

Thousands of undocumented migrants will now be allowed to apply to temporarily stay and work in Italy under an amnesty announced as the country unveiled a $59.6bn stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Amie Fabureh v2
This is a moment of stock taking: Agric minister
Jan 27, 2021, 10:52 AM

Agriculture Minister Amie Fabureh has reminded staff of the Ministry of Agriculture that retreat means a moment of stock taking, reflection, planning and budgeting for programmes and activities for 2021. The minister made this remark on Monday while officially opening a four day retreat for her ministry in Jenoi, Lower River Region.

UDP condemns alleged police brutality, calls for swift action
Jul 27, 2020, 1:03 PM

The United Democratic Party (UDP) says it has observed with “utter dismay” the conduct of the Gambia Police Force Anti-Crime Unit – that extremely serious allegations of torture and police brutality have been levelled against Mr. GorgI Mboob by Ebrima Sanneh.