As part of the dismantling of international networks and corridors drug trafficking and prohibited products, the “Punch” operation carried out this weekend in the center of the country allowed to get nearly a ton of fake drugs and Indian hemp.
426 kg of fake medicines seized in Kaffrine
During the operation, the Mobile Customs Brigade of Kaffrine intercepted a Sedan full of fake medicine in the heart of Kaffrine. Taken in spinning and then on the chase from the border, the Sedan rushed into Kaffrine, in defiance of the populations’ live it could endanger. The Kaffrine BM officers, who master the field, have put a device in order to avoid collateral incidents. That device allowed to divert the sedan towards the marshy area of the Escale district of Kaffrine where the traffickers’ vehicle got stuck and finished its course. 426 kg of counterfeit drugs, mainly aphrodisiac products worth CFAF 18,557,000 were found in the Sedan.
540 kg of Indian hemp Intercepted in 24 hours by the Kaolack Customs Subdivision
For this part of the operation, the Saboya Customs Post, Kaolack Subdivision that first stood out with a seizure of 240 kg of Indian hemp packaged in 9 packages. The seizure was carried out on Monday, October 05th, 2020 in Keur Socé, Kaolack department. A few hours later, the Guiguinéo Customs’ Mobile Brigade intercepted a Peugeot 406 and a Jakarta motorcycle carrying 300 kg of “yamba”. The seizure took place following an ambush set up around the Keur Mbouky Bridge. The total value of these drugs and the means of transport seized during these two operations is estimated at nearly 46 million CFA francs. Investigations are ongoing.