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DLEAG Seizes 546 Bundles Of Suspected Cannabis

Seized substance on 8th Feb 2022
(Photo: DLEAG)

By Buba Gagigo

The Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEAG) has seized Five hundred and forty six (546) big bundles of suspected cannabis 

The agency operatives, on 8th February 2022, seized the suspected prohibited substance from five Senegalese and a Gambian national.

“DLEAG operatives seized a cumulative total of Five hundred and forty six (546) big bundles of suspected cannabis from suspected drug traffickers in the West Coast Region and the North Bank Region Respectively. Five hundred and six (506) big bundles weighing Four hundred and eighty seven kilograms fifty grams (487 KG 50 Grams) were seized in the West Coast and a total of forty (40) big bundles were seized in the North Bank Region. Five of the suspects are Senegalese Nationals and one is a Gambian,” DLEAG said in a statement shared with Kerr Fatou.

One million, nine hundred and eleven thousand Dalasi (1,911,000) is the estimated street value of the seized substances, according to the agency statement. 

“All four of the suspects involved in the cases in the West Coast Region are Senegalese Nationals residing in Majejam in the Southern Senegalese region of Cassamance. One of them was taken into custody while three others are currently at large. The said incident happened on the 8th February 2022 around 21:25 hours GMT onwards at the outskirts of Jakoi Paima from Cassamance heading to the river crossing point,” the statement added.

In another development, two suspects were taken into custody in the North Bank Region for possession of suspected cannabis sativa on 10th February 2022. One of the suspects is a Senegalese and the other is a Gambian. 

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