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GAMBIA: DRUG ENFORCEMENT AGENCY HAS DESTROYED A HUGE AMOUNT OF DRUGS

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The Drug Law Enforcement Agency of The Gambia (DLEAG) has destroyed a huge amount of drugs along the Cape Point Height in Bakau.

The worth of the drugs, destroyed on Saturday, is seventeen million five hundred and sixty-three thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine dalasis fifty-one bututs (017, 563, 999.51).

The drugs included 2 tons, 105kg, 625g of cannabis, 107g 341mg of cannabis resin (hashish), 169g, 42mg of heroin and 549g, 259mg of cocaine.

The drug destruction is an exercise aimed at demonstrating public accountability and transparency in the handling of drugs exhibited in courts.

In his statement, Alhagie Bakary Gassama, director general of DLEAG, commended board members of DLEAG for approving the destruction of the drugs.

“I cannot conclude without extending our profound thanks and appreciation to the Board for the leadership and for approving this destruction exercise,” he said.

DLEAG is highly committed and determined to contribute to international efforts in addressing the world drug problem, he added, saying: “We will remain highly alert and vigilant on drug-related criminal activities.”

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