Suspected Drug sized by Narcotics agents

DLEAG operatives stationed within the Kanifing Municipality arrested two Gambians with one hundred bundles of suspected cannabis sativa on Sunday October 17th.

New Yundum resident Karafa Bojang 52,  and Sulayman Jatta 42 from  Sinchu Alagie were arrested in Old Yundum while onboard a black Mercedes Benz.

The suspected cannabis was kept in used flour bags, wrapped in black nylon bags, and placed in the back seat and boot of the car.

Both suspects are currently in police custody as investigations into the matter continue.

Ensa Badjie, a Gambian national and a resident of Tanji was also arrested on October 15th 2021 around 20:45 hours GMT in Tanji with twenty big bundles of suspected cannabis sativa.

The twenty bundles of suspected cannabis were concealed in used flour bags with each bag containing ten (10) bundles.

Operatives say the suspected cannabis sativa was wrapped in brown paper bags, inserted in a yellow nylon bag and concealed in a used rice bag.

All three suspects were arrested with quantities above two (2) kilograms and as per the provisions of the Drug Control Act (DCA) 2003, were charged for being in possession of prohibited drugs for the purpose of drug trafficking contrary to section 43(4) e of the DCA 2003.

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Mr. Sainey M.K. Marenah is a Prominent Gambian journalist, founding editor The Alkamba Times and formerly head of communications at the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC) and Communications and PR Consultant for The Gambia Pilot Program, under Gamworks. Mr. Marenah served as the Social media Strategist and Editor at Gambia Radio and Television Services. He is also the Banjul Correspondent for Voice of America Radio. Sainey is a human rights and developmental journalist who has carved a strong niche particularly in new media environments in the Gambian media industry. Mr. Marenah began his career as a junior reporter with the Point Newspaper in the Gambia in 2008 and rose through the ranks to become Chief correspondent before moving to The Standard Newspaper also in Banjul as Editorial Assistant and head of News. He is a household name in the Gambia’s media industry having covered some of the most important stories in the former and current government. These include the high profile treason cases including the Trial of Former military chiefs in Banjul in 2009 to 2012. Following his arrest and imprisonment by the former regime of President, Yahya Jammeh in 2014, Marenah moved to Dakar Senegal where he continues to practice Journalism freelancing for various local and international Media organization’s including the BBC, Al-Jazeera, VOA, and ZDF TV in Germany among others. He is the co-Founder of the Banjul Based Media Center for Research and Development; an institution specialized in research and development undertakings. As a journalist and Communication Expert, focused on supporting the Gambia's transitional process, Mr Marenah continues to play a pivotal role in shaping a viable media and communications platform that engages necessary tools and action to increase civic participation and awareness of the needs of transitional governance to strengthen the current move towards democratization. Mr. Marenah has traveled extensively as a professional journalist in both Europe, Africa and United States and attended several local and international media trainings.

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