Senegalese customs from the Thiaroye (west) took hundreds of fake drugs worth around 1.7 million euros this week, they announced in a Sunday press release.
A mobile customs brigade seized "Dozens of parcels, hundreds of cartons and box containing different types of drug"
Big crack by the Customs at Thiaroye: Fake drugs seized
According to the statement, the operations were "aimed at sealing off networks of receivers, sponsors of this criminal trafic" and took place between the maritime areas Thiaroye-Guedj (the Thiaroye-Gare) and May 24, 25. Two people were arrested after being able to intercept a vehicle with suspicious packages.
"The customs stated that the package inspection revealed large amounts of drugs, whose packaging and humidity are clear indicators that the goods were originally transported by sea."
Analgesics and anti-inflammatories were among the fake drugs. The customs administration urged the Senegalese to be "more vigilant".