EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- A massive 117 people, including 3 women, were arrested at various criminal hideouts as the police activated “operation zero crime” across the Greater Banjul and West Coast areas.
“They were arrested in connection to several offenses including going armed in public, assault causing actual bodily harm, possession of suspected drugs, possession of suspected stolen properties, idle and disorderly manners, attempt to commit felony among others,” the police said in a statement on Saturday.
Among those apprehended, 15 were arrested at Banjul region, while 75 and 27 suspects were arrested at Kanifing and West Coast Regions respectively.
“The public is assured that, the conduct of the security personnel shall be strictly within the confines of the Law. To ensure this, the Police High Command has instituted a strong Inspectorate Unit to regularly supervise and monitor the activities of security personnel, in a bid to ensure respect for human rights and the rule of Law,” the dispatch said, adding that the suspects are currently being processed for court actions.
The police on Friday announced deployment of a “Joint Security High Visibility Patrols” targeting criminal hubs within the said areas.
The objective of the operation, the police says, is to tackle crime and criminal activities within communities and to dismantle all criminal hideouts, as well as prosecute offenders in accordance with the law.
All criminal dens, vous, ghettos, and criminal hideouts will be targeted during the exercise, according to the police.