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Police Commence Investigation on 56 Kilos of Cannabis Found in Banjul

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The Spokesperson of the Gambia Police Force Superintendent Lamin Njie has yesterday informed this medium that his institution has commenced investigation into circumstances surrounding a case of 56 kilos of suspected cannabis wrapped in bundles found in a vehicle along Bund Road in Banjul on the 25th September 2020.

 Njie said the report indicates that during routine patrols in Banjul and its surroundings, the Police came across a vehicle with registration number BJL 2597 H, around Bond road.

“As they approached the vehicle two individuals were seen from a distance running into the mangroves and swimming away. The officers pursued but lost track of them,” he said.

GPF Spokesperson said the Police officers returned to the vehicle and a search was conducted. He said Police recovered 56 kilos of suspected cannabis wrapped in bundles.

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He said additional unspecified amount of suspected cannabis was also recovered in another bag inside the vehicle.

“The vehicle and the suspected cannabis were then taken to the Police Station and a case file opened for further investigations,” he said.

He said Karim Jabbie alias Chana, a mechanic by profession was later arrested in connection with the incident and Usaman Rahman owner of the vehicle was also arrested.

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