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Four Arrested For Possessing Suspected Cannabis

Ousman Saidybah
Drug Law Enforcement Agency of The Gambia Spokesperson


The Drug Law Enforcement Agency has announced arresting 4 suspects in connection to the possession and cultivation of suspected Cannabis sativa.

“DLEAG operatives stationed in the West Coast Region apprehended [suspect 1 name withheld], a Conakry Guinean National with three (3) big plants of suspected Cannabis Sativa. He was arrested on 13 October 2021 around 17:00 hours GMT onwards at his residence in Brikama Gidda. The said suspected cannabis plants were discovered in his backyard toilet.

“[Suspect 2 withheld] an adult male Gambian National was also nabbed at Gunjur, West Coast Region on the 13th October 2021 around 14:50 hours GMT onwards with two big plants of suspected Cannabis Sativa and some seeds of suspected Cannabis Sativa. The said suspected Cannabis Sativa plants were cultivated in his backyard toilet at a residence occupied by him and one Ismaila Bojang who is currently at large.

“In a similar but separate development, [suspect 3 withheld], a Gambian national and a resident of Gunjur was clutched with two (2) medium bundles and fifteen (15) parcels of suspected Cannabis Sativa; while [suspect 4 withheld], A sixty (60) years old, Gambian National was arrested with three (3) big bundles of suspected Cannabis Sativa at the entrance of Mandinaba, West Coast Region,” DLEAG stated in a statement on 14 October 2021.

The statement added that the suspects are in custody while the investigation into the matter continues.

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