A 35-year-old Nigerian man, Abuchi Godspower Nwankwo, suspected to be involved in the dealing and trafficking of illegal and controlled drugs has been arrested by Operatives of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency in The Gambia (DLEAG) stationed in the West Coast Region.
DLEAG, in a statement on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, said the suspect was apprehended at his residence with eleven thousand three hundred and forty (11,340) pills of ecstasy, a controlled drug with an estimated street value of about three million nine hundred and sixty-nine thousand Dalasis (D 3,969,000.00)
"DLEAG operatives stationed in the West Coast Region took into custody a Nigerian National suspected to be involved in the dealing and trafficking of prohibited and controlled drugs'' the statement read.
"35 years old Abuchi Godspower Nwanko of Sanchaba Sulay Jobe was clutched at his residence on the 6 February 2023 around 09:45 hours GMT onwards with with eleven thousand three hundred and forty (11,340) pills of ecstasy, a controlled drug. The estimated street value of the total quantities of drugs seized with him is said to be around three million nine hundred and sixty nine thousand Dalasis ( D 3,969,000.00).
"Ecstasy commonly referred to as Gaw Gaw or a quick fix in the streets is a highly potent psychoactive drug that causes confusion, anxiety, depression and a compulsive drug seeking behaviour. The most dangerous aspect relates to abusers using such drugs that are without quality standards or in combination with other types of drugs. Such a behaviour can result in immediate or permanent confusion or even loss of life.
''We therefore call on the public particularly the youth to value their lives and work on their future. Equally, we call on the public to remain alert and report suspicious criminal related activities to law enforcement operatives because we cannot be everywhere at every time. The suspect is currently in custody as operatives further probe into the matter.''