Senegalese navy seizes nearly 3 tonnes of cocaine from ship

 A Senegalese navy patrol boat has seized nearly 3 tonnes of pure cocaine from a vessel it intercepted 150 km (93.21 miles) off the coast on Tuesday, the navy said in statement.

It said the boat and its cargo had been escorted to the Admiral Faye Gassama Naval Base in the capital Dakar and handed over to the relevant authorities.

It did not provide any further details.

Photos posted by the navy on social media platform X showed a rusty-hulled ship called the Ville d’Abidjan at dock, dozens of suitcase-sized bundles wrapped in colourful plastic, and police officers examining a white substance apparently extracted from the haul.

Drug smugglers often use West African countries as a transit point to ship cocaine from South America to Europe.

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