EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- As the police intensifies “operation zero crime”, another 60 people have been rounded up, bringing the total number of arrested suspects to 273.
The suspects were arrested at various criminal hideouts within the Greater Banjul and West Coast areas, the police said Monday.
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, breaking and stealing, among others.”
Among those apprehended, 16 people were arrested at Banjul Region, while 25 and 19 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.