New details have emerged in regards to the Laura’s Food Company, which was busted with a cocaine consignment shipment by Gambia’s anti-drug agents, FREEDOM NEWSPAPER CAN REVEAL. The company is not a Libyan company, as inadvertently reported by this medium. It is a Lebanese company.
Laura’s Food Company has ties with Hussein Tajideen, who was recently designated as a terrorist financier and supporter. The company came into being, following the US’s decision to ban all companies associated with Mr. Tajideen and his associates.
Investigators are currently investigating as to whether Tajideen and his staff are using Laura’s to evade the US government’s Treasury Department sanctions.
The Lebanese man heading Laura’s food office is one Mehdi. The Laura’s company has been closed since on Monday. His elder brother is away from the country. He is not in The Gambia at this hour.
Laura’s company had been registered with Gambia’s Justice Ministry through the unit called Directorate of Companies. We are currently investigating the shareholders of the company. We will keep you posted with developments.
Some of the Lebanese nationals associated with the company occasionally claimed Gambian dual citizenship. It is not clear if the Laura’s staff have been issued Gambian passports under Jammeh’s rule.