Dakar, a “White” Queen of West Africa Drug Trafficking

24/05/2020 – As a strategic port, Dakar has become a true regional transport hub for the Senegalese economy. Drug dealers also want to use the port to export drugs to Europe, despite the risks involved.

From January to April 2020, the Senegalese Navy and customs reported the confiscation of 6 tonnes of hashish and 120 kilograms of cocaine during raids on the high seas as well as in the port of Dakar. Impressive raids were also carried out in 2019, when the number of potent drugs seizures sharply increased. As a result of six major operations, at least 2,079 kilograms of cocaine were confiscated.
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Niger/Nigeria : Govs Decry Proliferation of Arms, Hard Drugs in Nigeria, Niger Republic

10/09/2019 – Three governors from the North Eastern states of Nigeria and a governor from Niger Republic have expressed serious concern over the proliferation of arms, ammunition and hard drugs in the two countries. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Nigeria : Govs Decry Proliferation of Arms, Hard Drugs in Nigeria, Niger Republic »

Cross-border security meeting between Libya, Chad, Niger and Sudan to convene Wednesday

2018/23/10 – The 4th ministerial meeting to strengthen the security of the joint border among Sudan, Libya, Chad and Niger would be held in Ndjamena on Wednesday.

The two-day meeting would be held with the participation of foreign, defence and interior ministries as well as intelligence services of the four countries. Continuer à lire … « Cross-border security meeting between Libya, Chad, Niger and Sudan to convene Wednesday »

Sahel – In crisis-torn Sahel, UN anti-drugs and crime agency helps bolster justice system

2018/03/02 – Africa’s vast Sahel – plagued by humanitarian crises, armed conflict and terrorism – is now witnessing improvements in its criminal justice system thanks to a special programme by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which assists Governments in the region to come together to fight corruption, and human and drug trafficking. Continuer à lire … « Sahel – In crisis-torn Sahel, UN anti-drugs and crime agency helps bolster justice system »