The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, DLEAG, has announced the arrest of four persons in possession of various quantities of illicit or controlled drugs.
It follows raids in areas notorious for open drug abuse and dealing, in the Kanifing Municipality and Banjul.
According to the DLEAG, one Amadou Conneh, a Malian national resident in Tallinding was arrested in Kololi on 28 October 2021 with 80 sachets of Clonazepam, a controlled drug.
With each sachet containing 10 tablets, it came to a total of 800 tablets.
Kebba Bah, a Gambian resident in Banjul was arrested on 28 October in Banjul Half-die with 52 wraps of suspected cocaine.
Kemo Jaiteh, another Gambian resident in Manjai Kunda was arrested on 31 October at Kololi Queens Head with 37 tablets of Clonazepam.
One Isatou Bah, also a Gambian resident in Dippa Kunda, was arrested on the same day at Sports Bar in Kololi, with 39 tablets of Ecstasy, and seven wraps of skunk Cannabis.
All suspects are reported to be in custody, as the agency investigates their cases.
“We take this opportunity to remind those concerned with the management of premises, that pursuant to section 40 and 41 respectively of the DCA 2003, it is an offence to permit drug dealing activities within those premises.
“They must, therefore, within their capacity put in place adequate measures to ensure that such premises or business are drug free.
“We have in the past invited owners of popular joints, bars and night clubs known or suspected to be used for such activities.
“Discussion centered on measures and strategies aimed at preventing or curbing the open abuse or dealing in drugs within those premises.
“We enjoin them to adhere to those recommendations, and also ensure that their premises are drug free.
“Finally, let it be clear that we will not relent in executing our mandate within the ambit of the law and laid down standard operational procedures.
“Anyone found wanting will be dealt with accordingly”, the DLEAG declared in a news release seen by TAT.