DLEAG apprehends 2 with suspected drugs at Yelli-Tenda

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Senegalese, Nigerian Arrested with drugs

By Olimatou Coker

Officers of the Drug Law Enforcement Agency (DLEAG) recently apprehended two Senegalese nationals at Yelli-Tenda checkpoint in the LRR.

Ousman Saidyba, the public relations officer of DLEAG, said Bamba Diatta, 25, a resident of Bignona and Talla Sene Saidy, 29, a resident of Dakar, were arrested with 9 parcels of suspected cannabis wrapped in papers, concealed in a plastic bag and placed in a traveling bag weighing two (2) kilograms and five hundred (500) grams.

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“Bamba Diatta, the principal suspect is charged with possession of the prohibited drug for the purpose of drug trafficking, also for conspiracy, attempting aiding, and abetting the commission of drug-related offenses. Talla Sene Saidy on the other hand, is charged with conspiracy, attempt aiding, and abetting the commission of drug-related offenses,” he said.

According to PRO Saidyba, both suspects are in custody while an investigation into the matter continues.