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Senegal police seize more than a tonne of marijuana in drug raid

Published on May 15, 2014 4:44 AM

DAKAR (AFP) - Senegalese police have arrested a Malian man after seizing more than a tonne of marijuana amid a spate of drug finds in the west African country, local media said on Wednesday.

The haul was "carefully concealed in 21 woven fibre bags (weighing) a total of one tonne and 10 kilogrammes" the Senegalese Press Agency reported, citing Senegal's anti-drug trafficking unit Ocrtis.

Agents made the discovery on Monday near Dakar, the report said, arresting a resident of Malian capital Bamako, who is alleged to have admitted importing drugs from Mali.

The Malian was taken in custody for suspected international trafficking of marijuana, the report said.

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