By Bekai Njie
Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency The Gambia (DLEAG) have arrested two men for being in possession of suspected cocaine.
Roger Te a Bissau Guinean National residing at Latri Kunda Sabiji and Alieu Bah, a Gambian national residing at Sukuta were nabbed with five pellets of suspected cocaine at Manjai Kunda in the Kanifing municipality.
The DLEAG spokesperson, Ousman Saidybah, has confirmed the development to The Point. The suspects, he added, are currently under the custody of the narcotic officers as investigation into the matter continues.
PRO Saidybah said: “On the 20th of April 2019, operatives of the DLEAG conducted a covert operation that resulted in the arrest of the suspects.”
“The suspected pellets of cocaine were recovered from the suspects and three pellets were recovered from the boot of a diplomatic vehicle accredited to The Gambia.”
In a separate development, he said, five Gambians were also arrested at diverse places within the Kanifing Municipality with over fifteen (15) big bundles of suspected cannabis sativa.
“They are presently in our custody as investigation into the matter deepens.”
PRO Saidybah used the opportunity to call for the continued public support in the crusade on drugs.
“As far as the agency is concerned, no stone will be left unturned and no one is above the law. If we receive reliable intelligence that you are involved in drug trafficking, irrespective of the position or portfolio you hold, we will enforce the dictates of the Drug Control Act without fear, favour or malice,” he stated.
He further said that officers cannot be everywhere and at every time and therefore called on the public to report suspected individuals or activities to law enforcement officers.