Operation Bulldozer at work
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The maintenance of a stable nation that is capable of restraining people from venturing into anti-social vices like drug abuse and criminality, which can eventually push them to delinquency, is fundamental. It is against this backdrop that ‘Operation Bulldozer’ was born. The team is presently making headlines with news of mass arrests and seizure of illicit drugs particularly in the upper part of the country where the Operation began its onslaught against criminals and illicit drug peddlers.
launching of the Operation is both timely and fundamental. We all know that
drugs and crime are not socially friendly. Drug abuse of any kind can cause
havoc and malfunction in the development process of our beloved country. It can
lure our country’s youth into activities that would only lead to
self-destruction, and this would have adverse effects on the nation at large.
also seen how some criminal activities like drug trafficking impacted
negatively on some renowned narcotic states. Drugs and criminality are
interrelated and so it is imperative to say that an active drug trafficking
state is always a haven for criminals and criminal activities. This is why
President Jammeh always emphasise that where there is drug trafficking, there
are always threats to peace and tranquility.
Gambia is well appreciated for being a
country of peace and love in the eyes of the rest of the world. We should
therefore jealously safeguard this image and never allow criminals to jeopadise
the progress of our development process.
To this end we applaud ‘Operation Bulldozer’ for the initial successes and as well call on every genuine Gambian to be involved in the fight against drug trafficking and criminality, for the interest of the present and future generations. This will in turn instill good behaviour and maximum discipline in the country, where our ethical and social norms and values will be respected and observed.
Author: Daily Observer