Saturday, 02 March 2013 19:53(JollofNews) – The 2 tonnes cocaine haul seized in Gambia in 2010 will be burned on March 4, a statement from the British High Commission in Banjul said, calling on the press to attend the ceremony.
The cocaine was seized in a joint operation between Gambian forces and the UK Serious Organized Crime Agency (SOCA).
They were believed to be bound for Europe.
The UK High Commission in October last year gave Gambia an incinerator through the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) to assist with their drug destruction operations.
In addition to the incinerator the British High Commission also presented to the NDEA a 4X4 vehicle which is expected to enable the anti-drug agency tackle the problem of drug trafficking in the hard to reach up-country regions of the country.
The burning will take place at the National Health Laboratory on Bertil Harding Highway (opposite Espace Garage), at 11:30, the UK High Commission’s media advisory said.
High Commissioner David Morley will be in attendance, the statement added.
Written by Abdoulie John
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