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NARCOTIC TRAFFICKING fighting: 280 kg of Indian hemp seized by the GPRRF in Sandiara

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NARCOTIC TRAFFICKING fighting: 280 kg of Indian hemp seized by the GPRRF in Sandiara

The Senegalese Customs’ Special Unit called “Groupement Polyvalent de Recherches et de Repression de la Fraude” (GPRRF) in Thiès, seized 280 kilos of Indian hemp of the BROWN species in Sandiara. The product is packaged in 13 bundles containing 152 ones in all. The seizure is estimated at 41,400,000 CFA francs.

The postal customs office seized worth 60 million CFA francs of medicines

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The postal customs office seized worth 60 million CFA francs of medicines

Next to the sealing of operations against illicit trafficking networks and corridors, customs’ units keep on fighting with determination against fraud by infiltration or dissemination through postal mail or any other backdoor means.

Thus, on Monday, November 22nd, 2021, the Dakar Customs’ Postal Office seized 11 packages of 5,230 boxes of medicines.  In fact, special restrictions are imposed on these medicines’ distribution.

FIGHT AGAINST PROHIBITED PRODUCTS TRAFFICKING: Counterfeit medicines, morphine worth 51 million and 680 kg of Indian hemp seized by the Keur Ayib Brigade

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FIGHT AGAINST PROHIBITED PRODUCTS TRAFFICKING: Counterfeit medicines, morphine worth 51 million and 680 kg of Indian hemp seized by the Keur Ayib Brigade

Closures of international drug trafficking networks are ongoing throughout the customs’ area. These operations enabled Customs to seize nearly 700 kg of Indian hemp, morphine and various other drugs.

The most recent seizure was operated on Thursday, November 11th , 2021 at 3 p.m. between Touba Saloum and Darou Salam Nioro in the forest of Keur Madiabel, department of Nioro. The Keur Ayip Commercial Brigade Customs’ officers intercepted large seizures of prohibited products including:

Armed Forces Day, 2021 edition: Senegalese Customs’ contribution

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Journée des Forces armées, édition 2021 : Armed Forces Day, 2021 edition: Senegalese Customs’ contributiondes Douanes sénégalaises

"Armed Forces and National Resilience" was the topic of the army’s day celebrated in Saint-Louis. Organized by the Command of the military zone n2, the Customs’ Administration underscored its participation through an exhibition and a presentation on "Customs at the service of a logistics chain. Sustainable for a resilient economy”.

SUBREGIONAL INTEGRATION AND CUSTOMS’ COOPERATION: 20 new Bissau-Guinean inspectors trained in Dakar received their graduated degrees

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SUBREGIONAL INTEGRATION AND CUSTOMS’ COOPERATION: 20 new Bissau-Guinean inspectors trained in Dakar received their graduated degrees

On Thursday, October 28th, 2021 graduated degrees were given to 40 trainers of average Customs’ management staff during a formal ceremony organized at the Headquarters.
These graduates were composed of four (04) student who were non-commissioned officers and thirty-six (36) student controllers including twenty (20) Bissau-Guinean officers.
The ceremony was chaired by the Customs’ general Director, Abdourahmane DIÈYE and his Excellency the Ambassador of the Guinea Bissau Republic, Armando Albino ARAFÃ.

39th promotion of Customs’ School: A graduation ceremony dedicated to non-commissioned officers and controllers

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39th promotion of Customs’ School: A graduation ceremony dedicated to non-commissioned officers and controllers

On Thursday, October 28th, 2021 graduates’ diploma were handed to 40 trainers of average Customs’ management staff during a formal ceremony organized at the Headquarters.
These graduates were composed of four (04) student non-commissioned officers and thirty-six (36) student controllers including twenty (20) Bissau-Guinean officers.
The ceremony was chaired by the Customs’ general Director, Abdourahmane DIÈYE and his Excellency the Ambassador of the Guinea Bissau Republic, Armando Albino ARAFÃ.

Seizure: fake drugs’ trafficking networks and corridors’ closure

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Seizure: fake drugs’ trafficking networks and corridors’ closure

The Foundiougne Maritime Customs’ Brigade, Fatick Subdivision, Central Customs Region seized drugs worth 165 million.

This great achievement resulted from an operation carried out in Senegalese territorial waters on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at around 3.30 a.m... Drugs were hidden in a pirogue from a country bordering Senegal. Chased by customs’ officials, traffickers tried to escape, but 

Failed thanks to officers’ determination. The latter seized and unloaded goods in Djinack.

Senegal and Guinea border reopening: the Regional head of customs visited the Manda and Kalifourou units

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Senegal and Guinea border reopening: the Regional head of customs visited the Manda and Kalifourou units

Following the official opening of Senegal and Guinea-Conakry border, the Southern Regional Director visited the Manda and Kalifourou Units, Kolda Subdivision.

Colonel Malang DIÉDHIOU’s delegation was headed to the Kolda Subdivision headed by Lieutenant-Colonel Georges SILVA, also the Head of Vélingara sector and the Head of Administrative and financial matters.

General Director tour: Arrival in Ziguinchor

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General Director tour: Arrival in Ziguinchor

On Tuesday July 27th, 2021, the Customs’ General Director, Abdourahmane Diéye began a tour in the Southern Customs’ Region. During this visit the following delegation escorted him:
-    the Director of Internal Control;
-    the Director of Customs' Operations;
-    the Director of Personnel and Logistics;
-    the Head of BRPC;
-    the Head of the Training Division;
-    the Head of the BSM;

visit of Ziguinchor city units

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visit of Ziguinchor city units

Then headed to the Southern Regional Directorate Headquarters. In situ, Colonel Malang Diédhiou, presented the overall situation of the customs’ region to the General Director and his delegation. There followed a discussion enriched by Technical Directors point of view.
The DG then, went to the Ziguinchor Customs Subdivision, the Mobile Brigade, the Port Brigade and the Port Customs’ Office.

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GAINDE

GAINDE or the automatic management of customs information is a strategic platform of Senegalese customs, centered on the management of customs’ clearance. "GAINDE Integral" improves considerably the way of managing procedures. Thus people move from less paper topaperless or electronic processing,known as the dematerialization. This technological revolution in the customs’ Administration aims at great feats and better service for the public.

Orbus

The ORBUS 2000 system is developed to make easier procedures of international trade by using electronic communication or exchanges. This allows interconnecting different stakeholders evolving in the international trade. The system is also based on technological infrastructure and a device of services.

The electronic payment of customs’ duties and assimilated taxes consists of giving to the economic operatorthe ability to pay the amount of customs’ duties from one’s work station, by charging an account opened in a commercial bank.