The Drug Law Enforcement Agency of The Gambia has arrested two Senegalese nationals in possession of suspected cannabis at Yelli Tenda Checkpoint, along the Transgambian route.
The two men have been identified as Bamba Jatta, 25 years old, a resident of Bignona in Casamance, and Talla Sene Saidy, 29 years old, a Senegalese and a resident of Dakar, Senegal.
According to the DLEAG, the two suspects had nine big parcels of suspected cannabis Sativa wrapped in brown papers, concealed in a yellow plastic bag, and placed in a dark blue traveling bag. The suspected cannabis Sativa weighed two kilograms and 500 grams.
Bamba Jatta, the principal suspect, is charged for being in possession of the prohibited drugs for drug trafficking contrary to section 43(4) e of the Drug Control Act (DCA) 2003. In addition, he is equally charged for Conspiracy, attempt, aiding, and abetting the commission of drug-related offenses contrary to section 53(1) a and b respectively of the DCA 2003 Laws of the Gambia.
Talla Sene Saidy, on the other hand, is charged for Conspiracy, attempt, aiding, and abetting the commission of drug-related offenses contrary to sections 53(1)a and b, respectively, of the DCA 2003 laws of The Gambia.
Both suspects are in custody while an investigation into the matter continues.
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