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Published: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:16 -0700

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Gambia: Over 13,000 Mentally Ill In Gambia Due To Cannabis Use

Fri, 13 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Observer, 13 Jul 2012 - Experts have disclosed that about 27, 000 people have mental disorder in The Gambia and that it is estimated that half of that number have been caused by the use of cannabis. This disclosure was made recently during a symposium on drug abuse situation in the Gambia organised by the National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDEA). The World Health Organisation (WHO) representative at the forum, Dawda Samba, said mental health and advocacy programme describes illicit drugs as chemical substance that are taken without medical prescription and have the ability to harm the person's physical, mental, and social health.



Gambia: Worry Over Increased Drug Cases In Gambia

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Point, 11 Jul 2012 - The increasing number of drug-related cases in the country is worrisome, and a cause for concern for religious scholars, state and mental health officials, who all called for a concerted effort to curb the menace. At a forum convened by the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) at the weekend on the drug situation in The Gambia, religious scholars among others dilated on the devastating effects of drug abuse.



Gambia: Editorial: War On Drugs

Tue, 10 Jul 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Daily Observer, 10 Jul 2012 - The National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDMA) is on the move. Since the launching of operation bulldozer, the Agency has also stepped up efforts to ensure that drugs and drug peddlers have no room in our society.More arrests have been made and even though it appears drug peddlers are changing tactics, the narcotics agency has shown them that they can run but they can never hide. What is however disheartening is that despite all efforts by the government to ensure that the country becomes drug free, some youths are still actively engaged in this nefarious trade. Almost all those nabbed by the NDEA are youths and recently the Agency revealed that some 300 young people are in their custody for being in position of illicit drugs.



Gambia: NDEA Operations Boss Urges Youths Stay Away From Drugs

Thu, 22 Nov 2007 08:00:00 GMT

The Point, 22 Nov 2007 - The Operations Director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) Mr Ousman Sanneh has sternly warned Gambian youths to stay away from drug usage and drug trafficking, emphasizing that drugs are dangerous to the health and wellbeing of a person. The NDEA Operations boss issued the strongly worded warning in a speech delivered during a meeting held at the Governor's office in Central River Region yesterday.



Gambia: Drug Squad Crackdowns On Drug Dealers

Mon, 05 Jul 2004 07:00:00 GMT

The Independent, 05 Jul 2004 - BANJUL As drug peddling increasingly becomes a common psychological pain in the neck, with most ghettoes bug-ridden with imported dangerous drugs, Police Drug Squad, intensified its clean up exercise in areas considered to be havoc drug baron in the kombos.



Gambia: Police Blackened In Drug-pushing

Mon, 24 May 2004 07:00:00 GMT

The Independent, 24 May 2004 - Banjul A senior officer has said that it has become a serious concern of the police that officers willingly work as agents for drug-pushers and take up the initiative themselves. The senior officer talking on condition of anonymity, told The Independent that some of their men have been sending the name of the police as an institution into serious disrepute and must be identified and weeded from the force before they wrought more damage to their image as uncompromising law enforcers. The officer said that the involvement of policemen in activities of drug pushing has reached alarming proportions as they submit themselves as willing accomplices for irredeemable drug dealers who are being hunted by the police.



Gambia: 'Some Policemen Are Drug-Pushers'

Fri, 14 May 2004 07:00:00 GMT

The Independent, 14 May 2004 - Banjul A senior officer has said that it has become a serious concern of the police that officers willingly work as agents for drug-pushers and take up the initiative themselves. The senior officer, talking on condition of anonymity, told The Independent that some of their men have been sending the name of the police as an institution into serious disrepute and must be identified and weeded from the force before they wrought more damage to their image as uncompromising law enforcers. The officer said that the involvement of policemen in activities of drug pushing has reached alarming proportions as they submit themselves as willing accomplices for irredeemable drug dealers who are being hunted by the police.



Gambia: Column: Mixed Signals From the Police

Mon, 15 Mar 2004 08:00:00 GMT

The Independent, 15 Mar 2004 - Banjul "Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere" - Martin Luther King Jr Many people in this country were no doubt taken aback by the recent contradictory remarks emanating from the police regarding whether or not they should apologise to Ousainou Darboe, the leader of the United Democratic Party and a senior lawyer over a raid carried out by the police on his law chambers. While the former Police Public Relations Officer Pa Amady Jallow tendered an apology to Mr. Darboe on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, describing the raid as a mistake, that statement was contradicted a few days later by the Crime Management Coordinator Abu Njie, who in a public rebuttal in The Point newspaper said the raid was indeed intended for Mr. Darboe's law chambers and that his men had no intention of apologizing for it.



Gambia: Drug Trafficking, Consumption Rises In NBD

Mon, 29 Sep 2003 07:00:00 GMT

The Independent, 29 Sep 2003 - Banjul Police sources in NBD have breathed to The Independent that drug trafficking and consumption is on the up in the northern part of the country. A source said the situation is worse in Farafenni and its surroundings.