By Adama Tine
Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEAG) have arrested four suspects in different places within the country, with almost half a tonne of suspected cannabis.
Ousman Saidybah, spokesperson of the DLEAG confirmed the development to Mamos Media over the weekend. According to him, the DLEAG operatives stationed in the West Coast Region conducted an undercover operation that resulted in the seizure of 416 big bundles of suspected cannabis.
Among those arrested were Pa Jabang, a Gambian and a resident of Gungur, who was arrested with 18 bundles of suspected cannabis in Gunjur, Babucarr Touray and Pateh Kah both Senegalese nationals were arrested in the Fonis around Somita during an undercover operation.
According to Saidybah, Babucarr Touray was arrested with one bag containing 30 bundles of suspected cannabis and Pateh Kah was arrested with 26 bundles and one parcel. Eleven bags were also found containing 342 bundles and 2 parcels of suspected cannabis, bringing the total quantity of suspected cannabis seized to 416 bundles and 3 parcels.
Saidybah said similar operations carried out in the North Bank Region resulted in the seizure of 115 big bundles of suspected cannabis. He said the seizure was made by DLEAG operatives stationed at Farafenni, North Bank Region conducted.
Saidybah added that one Sulayman Jallow, a 28 year old Senegalese herdsman residing at Kerr Ilo Kah in Senegal was nabbed with 28 big bundles of suspected cannabis sativa at Girong village in NBR.
“Similarly, the operatives recovered 87 big bundles of suspected cannabis in the same operations.The suspect is in custody together with the said suspected prohibited drugs while investigation into the matter continues,” Mr. Saidybah said.
He said in total, the operatives seized 531 big bundles of suspected cannabis that could amount to almost half a tonne of suspected cannabis when weighed. He said all the suspects are in custody while the officers are probing the matter.