Authorities in Senegal have made a significant drug bust involving 798 kg of cocaine.
The medicine have been hidden inside new automobiles on a ship travelling from Brazil.
Customs officers stated on Sunday, the cocaine was found in a single day inside 15 automobiles that the ship, was transporting.
The ship had anchored at port within the capital Dakar and is reported to be heading for Ghana and Germany.
This seizure is amongst a sequence of enormous seizures off the West African coast this yr.
Simply final week Wednesday 238 kg of cocaine was seized because it was being smuggled from Brazil by means of Dakar’s port.
Senegal nonetheless recorded its largest seizure in 2007. Authorities on the time seized nearly 2.5 tonnes of cocaine value greater than $300 million.
Official have now launched an investigation to establish these concerned in trafficking the medicine.
In the meantime a international couple have been detained for questioning.
West Africa has change into a significant transhipment level for cocaine touring from from South America to Europe.
This yr alone Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau made vital seizures.
Cape Verde seized 9.5 tonnes of cocaine and two months later, Guinea Bissau recorded its greatest seizure of cocaine by intercepting 789 kg stashed away in a fish truck.
The U.N. Workplace on Medicine and Crime has stated that 3.four tonnes of cocaine have been seized in Africa in 2017.