22 Staff Of The Gambia’s Drug Law Enforcement Agency Test Positive For Cannabis

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At least twenty two (22) staff of Drug Law Enforcement Agency, The Gambia (DLEAG) has been reported for testing positive for the use of cannabis and this result was presented to the Board of the Agency who has decided suspending them for two months without salary and with a condition to subject them to retest at their own cost. This was revealed in a statement made available to this medium Wednesday, 22nd December 2021, by Mr Ousman Saidybah, Public Relations Officer at DLEAG. PRO Saidybah further explained in the statement  that after the two months period, they were subjected to other drugs of abuse test. Twenty one (21) of those on suspension availed themselves for a retest while one (1) person abstains by failing to make himself available. “After the second retest, five (5) persons were found to be positive. Four (4) for Cannabis and one (1) for opium. These five persons in addition to the one who abstain are presently on indefinite suspension pending decision on their fate by the Board of Governors,” he further disclosed. Premise on this and with blessing from the board of governors, he said, the management contracted an independent laboratory firm to conduct the drugs of abuse test for all staff at the agency. “No single staff was exempted. The topmost senior being the Director General to the least most junior staff were all subjected to this test. “It is important to note that neither the test was conducted in such a way that the person analyzing the urines samples cannot know whose sample was being analyzed. “Samples were collected and labeled with EE numbers of staff rather than using their names,” he explained. According to him, this is part of the continued reform initiatives aimed at maintaining professional standards and in compliance with policy…

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