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Truck Owner, Driver Charged for Attempting to Smuggle Food Stuff Out of the Country

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By Mustapha Jallow

A Police spokesperson has on Thursday, confirmed that a truck owner and his driver who were arrested by Police for attempting to smuggle forty-one bags of sugar, two cartons of ‘madar’ and five cartons of engine oil out of the country, have been charged by the Police.

Police spokesman ASP Lamin Njie remarked: “The two are charged under the Emergency Powers Regulations 2020 and they will appear before the court by Monday.’’

He added that the driver and tuck-owner were since granted bail and are currently helping the Police in their investigations.

According to the Police spokesman, personnel of the Anti-Crime Unit (ACU) intercepted the truck along the high-way towards Giboro. He alleged the truck containing food commodities with registration number BJL 9730 D, was destined for Casamance.

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Few weeks ago, dozens of trucks and boat were arrested by state security agents for allegedly smuggling food items outside the Gambia.

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