Senegalese customs say they have seized 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of cocaine worth around $36 million aboard a truck near the Malian border, in the biggest land seizure of the drug in the country’s history.
The drugs were found on Saturday at Kidira in a refrigerated lorry that was heading to the Senegalese capital Dakar, the customs authorities said.
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The two drivers have been arrested and a quantity of cash in dollars and West African currencies was seized, they said in a statement on Sunday.
West Africa has for years been a transit zone for drugs produced in Latin America, but UN investigators say it is also a growing market for narcotics.