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Custom Officials In Burkina Faso Held Onto A Record Of 115kg Of Cocaine Worth More Than $11.5M

The drugs were intercepted on Thursday along the main road linking the southwestern city of Bobo to the capital of Ouagadougou, hidden in a vehicle with a foreign plate pretending to transport manioc flower.

Customs officials in Burkina Faso held onto a record take of around 115 kilograms of cocaine worth more than $11.5m last week, the directorate general of customs said in an explanation on Wednesday. The medications were captured on Thursday along the fundamental street connecting the southwestern city of Bobo to the capital of Ouagadougou, concealed in a vehicle with an unfamiliar plate claiming to move manioc bloom.

The vehicle was stacked in Sierra Leone and passed through Guinea and Mali prior to crossing into Burkina Faso, a traditions representative told Reuters.

Its last objective was Ghana. All dealers on board got away from the scene and no captures have been made, the representative added.

Cocaine pulls have become progressively normal in West Africa, a locale frequently utilized as a travel course for unlawful medications on the way from South America to Europe. Niger seized in excess of 200 kilograms of cocaine from a truck in January, while Ivory Coast held onto a record of multiple lots of unadulterated cocaine last month. Experts in Gambia and Senegal have additionally made huge takes as of late.

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/africa/2022-05-26-burkina-faso-seizes-record-115kg-of-cocaine-from-vehicle/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1653561806

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