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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