British envoy: UK ‘will help’ Gambia locate, destroy drugs

By Sanna Camara

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The British High Commissioner to the Gambia David Moorley, has expressed the willingness of his country to help The Gambia ‘locate and destroy’ drugs found in the country.

Mr. Moorley revealed this at a handing over ceremony of drug testing kits to the Director General of the National Drug Enforcement Agency on Wednesday. The kits were a gift from UK’s Serious Organized Crimes Agency.

“I am confident the drug testing kits will help the NDEA in their attempts to locate and destroy drugs found in The Gambia,” High Commissioner Moorley said at the handing over ceremony.

Shared objectives in eradicating drugs

He said that the UK and The Gambia have shared objectives in eradicating drugs found within The Gambia, much of which is bound for European markets. 

“I know the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) look forward to a continued good relationship with the NDEA and are keen to hear about future NDEA successes,” he told The Gambia’s drug czar.

Kits and incinerator

The kits handed over to the NDEA are chemical testing kits. In March 2013, the UK High Commission donated a specialised incinerator to the NDEA to help them safely destroy seized drugs within The Gambia.

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