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Police arrest more suspected criminals including prison escapees

Apr 12, 2021, 11:04 AM | Article By: Arfang M.S. Camara

The police’s Operation Zero Crime made several arrests in the days two and three operations within the Banjul, Kanifing, West Coast Regions.

In their day-two operations, a total number of 96 people were arrested at various criminal hideouts within the Greater Banjul and West Coast Regions.

“Among the number of people arrested, 27 are non-Gambians, while the rest are Gambians.”

Forty-five people were arrested at Banjul Region including 3 females, 30 arrested at Kanifing Region and 21 arrested at West Coast Region.

“They were arrested in connection to several offenses including going armed in public, assault causing actual bodily harm, possession of suspected drugs, and possession of suspected stolen properties, idle and disorderly manners, and attempt to commit felony among others.”

In their day-three, a total of 60 people were arrested at various criminal hideouts. Among them, five were non-Gambians.

Sixteen people were arrested within Banjul, 25 people were arrested within the Kanifing Municipality and 19 within the West Coast Region.

“Their offenses are going armed in public, assault causing actual bodily harm, possession of suspected drugs, possession of suspected stolen properties, idle and disorderly manners, attempt to commit felony, breaking and stealing among others.”

The police also added that Kanifing Region day time patrol team arrested Ousman Ceesay who escaped at Jeshwang prisons and handed him over to the Gambia Prisons authorities.

“Patrol Team B of Upper West Coast Region arrested Alagie Manneh of Kombo Sanyang at Duroma Kolong, Brikama, with One Hundred and Fifty-Eight Thousand Dalasis (D158, 000.00).”

“According to the suspect, the money was looted at the burnt Fish Meal Factory at Sanyang.” 

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