Drug syndicates have long seen the Gambia and Guinea Bissau as soft spots to grab and establish their trails linked to Latin American drug barons.
The danger that the drug barons pose is not only the threat posed to mental and physical health, but to human and state security. Many drug barons are now running criminal syndicates that could buy off governments, carry out assassinations, encourage civil war to cover up their hideouts and even hold public officials’ hostage.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the NAVY must now be strategically placed to comb all Gambian internal waters leaving no tributary behind to ensure that our riverine areas are not hubs for trafficking. They should be fully equipped to ensure that the country is not classified as a Narco- state.