Police in The Gambia have denied reports that the alleged ‘Plastic Rice’ is sold in Gambian markets.
A statement from the Office of the Inspector General of Police signed by the Public Relations Officer Inspector Foday Conta said the reports are believed to be false.
The police said since the eruption of the rumor on the alleged “plastic rice”, they collaborated with Food Safety & Quality Authority and work diligently to ensure that the matter is thoroughly investigated.
“Based on the above, the GPF and FS&QA assigned Police intelligent officers and FS&QA food inspectors to gather facts with regards to the presence of the alleged “plastic rice” in the Gambia.
Various rice samples of the alleged “plastic rice” were collected from various shops and tested by the Food Safety & Quality Authority. Preliminary investigations have indicated that, on till this moment, neither the Gambia Police Force nor the Food Safety & Quality Authority have seen any alleged “plastic rice” in the Gambian market, and there is no plastic content in any of the samples collected” the Police statement said.
Meanwhile, the office of the Inspector General of Police reassure the general public of the full commitment and preparedness of the Gambia Police Force in ensuring peace, safety and security for all Gambians and non-Gambians alike.