EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- A massive 96 people, including 27 foreigners, were arrested at various criminal hideouts as the police intensifies “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 Sunday.
Among those apprehended, 45 people were arrested at Banjul Region, including 3 women, while 30 and 21 people were arrested at Kanifing and West Coast Regions respectively.
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.