Drug law enforcement operatives stationed in the West Coast Region have arrested one Pa Marong, a resident of Kiang Tendaba, with fifty-three (53) big bundles of suspected cannabis sativa. He was nabbed on 15 October 2021 around 23:25 hours GMT at Besse River crossing point.
His suspected accomplices Alagie Karamba of Kiang Tendaba, Lamin Sonko of Kiang Tendaba, and two (2) others are currently at large.
The said suspected drugs were all wrapped in cement papers and sellotaped. Twenty-five (25) bundles were covered with a yellow nylon bag and concealed in a blue and white bag, twenty-seven (27) bundles were covered with yellow plastic and seven (7) bundles were covered with a blue plastic bag and concealed in a white and blue bag. The suspects used two motorcycles to convey the said drugs en route from Casamance.
In a similar but separate development, operatives in the Kanifing Municipality also arrested one Ousman Jawara, a Gambian, and a resident of Tujereng with one (1) bundle and seventy (70) parcels of suspected cannabis weighing two (2) kilograms four hundred and fifty (450) grams. He was clutched on 18 October 2021 around 12:15 GMT at Tujereng, West Coast Region.
He is currently in custody while investigations into the matter continue.