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Posted - 21 Oct 2021 :  09:05:28  Show Profile Send Momodou a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Senegal – Navy Seizes 2 Tons of Cocaine, Arrests Five
The Chronicle: Last Updated Oct 20
By Mam Tala Jaw

Senegal’s navy seized more than 2 tons of cocaine from a ship transporting the illegal substance off the coast of the West African nation. The arrests Monday took place off the Senegalese coast about 363 kilometers (226 miles) from the capital, Dakar, the navy said in a statement issued late Tuesday.

Five crew members were arrested from the vessel named La Rosa. The Senegalese Navy said it has seized 2,026 kilograms of cocaine with the support of French air forces.

The seizing was carried out by “the embarked special force sea units,” according to another more detailed statement released by the armed forces. “The operation was a success thanks to the air support of an Air Force maritime patrol aircraft and the French Falcon 50 aircraft stationed in Dakar.”

For some time now, drug apprehending has been on the rise in West Africa.

There have recently been a few captures of drugs in West African countries indicating that international traffickers have made the continent a hub. Africa is often used by drug smugglers as an intermediary point between South America and Europe.

The West African nation of Benin seized about 2.5 tons of cocaine in September and days ago announced it seized 10.5 kilograms of heroin.

Gambia’s Drug Law Enforcement Agency in January said it had seized nearly 3 tons of cocaine at its port in a consignment that originated from Ecuador.

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Posted - 22 Oct 2021 :  21:22:08  Show Profile Send toubab1020 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oct 22, 2021, 11:00 AM

The Observer unveils the identities of the five crew members of the ship intercepted with 2,026 kg of cocaine, 365 km from Dakar, as a man with Gambian citizenship has been identified.

They include Makha Gaye, 44, born in Guédiawaye, and holds dual nationality (Gambian and Senegalese).

There is another Senegalese called Pope Madiop Dièye; he was born on August 23, 1982 in Guédiawaye.

Marrah Foday is a Sierra Leonean and was born in Freetown in 1983? He was in command of the ship. The 36-year-old Bissau-Guinean, Quecuto Bajo is a sailor; while Conakry Guinean Aliou Camara is a fisherman; he was born February 6, 1987.

The investigation into the 2,026 kg of cocaine seized on the ship “La Rosa”, intercepted 363 km from Dakar, reveals its first secrets. The police are on the hunt for the brain that is actively sought, reports Source A.

However, the newspaper is careful not to give the whereabouts of the brain not to hinder the investigation.

As for the Guinean-Bissau Quecuto Bajo alias Mané, he is under an international arrest warrant issued by Guinea Bissau.

At the time of his arrest, reports L’Observateur, Mané was in possession of a false Senegalese national identity card.

Passing himself off as a sailor, he lived for many years in Dakar, notably in the Cité Djily Mbaye, adjacent to an inn, not far from the Yoff cemetery. He was arrested in 2008 for similar acts by the Dic.

He was one of the capos of drug trafficking in Guinea Bissau during the time of General Batista Tagme Na Waie, who was assassinated in an attack.

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