By Adama Tine
As the fight against drug trafficking and its related vices intensifies in the country, operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) last week Tuesday arrested Lamin Njie and Famara Manneh, both Gambians and residents of Brikama with 35 big bundles of suspected cannabis, Mamos Media reliably learns.
The suspects were arrested at around at New Yundum while on-board a Mercedes Benz (taxi) with registration number: BJL 4073 T. They are under the custody of DLEAG as investigation into the matter continues. The suspected cannabis weighs 38 kilograms and 450 grams.
The suspected drugs were all wrapped in brown paper, placed in white bags and concealed in the boot of the car. The estimated street value of the suspected seizure is D 175,000.
Ousman Saidyba, spokesperson of DLEAG who was contacted for comments confirmed the arrest and detention of the suspects, saying: “The arrest comes barely a week after the arrest of a female Bissau Guinean with quantities of cocaine costing over D 200,000 by the same team of operatives.”
“The arrest and that of several other possession related cases signify the Regional Command’s commitment to ensure that it bridles drugs and related activities within the region. We therefore call on all and sundry to volunteer information and partake in keeping children, youths and drugs apart. It is only through concerted efforts that we can make meaningful gains in the crusade on drugs and related crimes.”
According to Saidyba, no stone would be left unturned in the fight against drugs and related crimes.