Senegal intercepts drugs transhipped through Gambia
Security at the border town of Kerr Ayub in Senegal last Friday intercepted 1.7tons of cannabis concealed in large quantities of bags of groundnut hays and packed along with some frozen fish products. The drugs were found in two trucks heading to Senegal and believed to have originated from Casamance in Southern Senegal.
Counterfeit currency amounting to about 168,000 Euros was also found in the trucks, as well as some amount of Morphine, an illicit and dangerously addictive drug.
The seized drugs was witnessed by Lamin Saidykhan, who is governor of North Bank Region.
The Senegalese security forces reiterated zero tolerance on drugs and money laundering and called for stronger collaboration with counterpart security forces in The Gambia.
Governor Lamin Saidykhan thanked security forces at the border for their collaboration, noting that the security of the two countries calls for concerted efforts to curb all forms of criminal activity.
He disclosed that his office is working hard to strengthen the bilateral relationship with the
Regional Administration in Kaolack to complement the efforts of President Adama
Barrow and Macky Sall of Senegal.
Governor Saidykhan also called on security personnel at various checkpoints to be steadfast and proactive in the execution of their duties with the ultimate objective of protecting the population. He expressed relief that no Gambian national was involved in the crime.
Published on May 17, 2021