Drug Cases Becoming Commonplace in Courts

Monday, October 22, 2007

Drug-related cases are increasingly becoming commonplace in our magistrates’ courts nowadays.

Now, a week hardly passes by without reports of drug cases on local papers as more and more people continue to find themselves in the corridors of justice for allegedly contravening one or another of the laws governing illegal drug transactions.

Meanwhile, the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) is currently striving hard at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court to prove, beyond reasonable doubt, the ingredients of the drug case levelled against one David Jatta.

David has been charged with possession of prohibited drug and his case is now underway at the Brikama Magistrates’ Court in Western Region.

According to Abdoulie Ceesay of NDEA, the accused was arrested sometime in March of this year in Tallinding. He narrated further that David’s arrest was informed by a tip-off that he was keeping a quantity of marijuana in his house somewhere in Tallinding.

“The officers on duty immediately acted on the information and 2kg and 200mg of cannabis was discovered in his house when a search was conducted on it,” Officer Ceesay recollected.

The case continues.

Author: By Yai Dibba
Source: The Point