By Nelson Manneh
On the 3rd of March 2023, The Gambia Police force, in collaboration with other sister services; The Gambia Immigration Department (GID), and the Drug Law Enforcement Agency the Gambia (DLEAG), launched a joint operation throughout the West Coast Region with the primary objective of combating alleged criminal activities and potential threats to public safety and security. And through this joint collaboration of the above mentioned sister security services, they were able to arrest fifteen people during the weekend, for allegedly engaging in different drug related crimes.
The joint operation of these forces deployed a team of highly trained and experienced police personnel from various formations of The GPF and sister security services, to help intensify their presence within criminal hotspots in and around the jurisdiction of the West Coast Region, particularly Senegambia and Kololi.
“The Operation has so far arrested fifteen people for different crimes. These arrests are a testament to the effectiveness of the operation, which successfully disrupted criminal networks and prevented potential acts of illegality,” the police stated.
The Operation according to Police sources, was led by the Commissioner of Police for West Coast Region Kalilu Njie, and Commissioner of Police Operations, Lamin L.K Bojang.
“The two Commissioners briefed their men before the operation and underscored the importance of proactive measures in combating crimes and safeguarding public safety and security,” the police source indicated.
Meanwhile, the GPF urges citizens and residents of the Gambia to remain vigilant and report any suspected criminal activities promptly to the nearest police stations, and also recognizes that public safety and security are paramount concerns, thus prompting such an operation in order to create an environment where citizens and residents can go about their daily activities without fear of being harmed or robbed in private and public places.