EYEAFRICA TV: Banjul, THE GAMBIA:- As the police intensify “operation zero crime”, 25 more people have been rounded up over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of arrested suspects to 298.
The suspects were arrested at various criminal hideouts within the Greater Banjul and West Coast areas, the police said Tuesday.
They were arrested in connection to several offenses including “going armed in public, possession of suspected drugs, possession of suspected stolen properties, attempt to commit felony, breaking and stealing, among others.”
Among those apprehended, 6 people were arrested at Banjul Region, while 19 others were arrested at Kanifing Region.
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 say, 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.