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Senegal seizes over 800 kg of cocaine off coast of Dakar

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Over 800 kg of cocaine had been seized on a ship off Dakar by the Senegalese navy, the Senegalese Directorate of Public Relations (Dirpa) introduced Tuesday (Jan. 24).

The seizure of 805 kg (round 1,700 kilos) of cocaine was carried out on Sunday (Jan. 22) by a “excessive seas patrol boat” of the military at 335 km off the capital, a press release by the Dirpa learn. The aythority nevertheless didn’t present abt particulars on the intercepted ship, its crew, its level of departure, or the worth of the cargo.

Senegalese customs had introduced in October the seizure of 300 kg of cocaine, price almost 37 million euros, in a refrigerated truck from neighboring Mali.

Central and West Africa have for years been a transit zone for medication produced in Latin America, however in response to an annual report of the**United Nations Workplace on Medicine and Crime** (UNODC) revealed in June final 12 months the areas have gotten marketplace for narcotics.

“Between 2019 and 2022 […] no less than 57 tons of cocaine had been seized in or en path to West Africa, primarily in Cape Verde (16.6 tons), Senegal (4.7 tons), Benin (3.9 tons), Côte d’Ivoire (3.5 tons), Gambia (3 tons) and Guinea-Bissau (2.7 tons),” the report learn.