Pretentious Fishmonger, Cannabis Cultivator, Student & others in DLEAG Custody


A man disguising as a fishmonger was apprehended by DLEAG officers stationed in the West Coast Region with 14 bundles of suspected cannabis sativa concealed in a big brown basket covered with smoked fish.

The case follows the arrest of Cannabis cultivator in Kerr Katim, Central Badibu with four plants of cannabis sativa cultivated in his backyard.

In the Kanifing Municipality, a 19 year old student was also nabbed with one parcel, twenty five wraps and five tablets of clonazepam concealed in his school bag.

Elsewhere in the North Bank Region, an ambush set up by operatives at Ginack tenda crossing point led to the seizure of an unregistered motorbike and  five bundles of suspected cannabis.

The suspects escaped the ambush and are currently on the run while investigations continue.

In Song Kunda, Upper River Region a Senegalese National was arrested with two bundles of suspected cannabis sativa.

Three others were equally arrested with four tablets of diazepam and five wraps of suspected cannabis, fifteen tablets of Estacy and and bundle with one hundred and twenty parcels of suspected cannabis sativa in the Kanifing Municipality.

Officers in Busura also seized 10 bundles of suspected cannabis sativa.

The suspects have been charged for various offenses ranging from possession of prohibited and controlled drugs to the cultivation of cannabis.

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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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