Guinean police have seized 75 kg of cocaine at the Conakry port on a ship coming from Spain and destined to Gambia, Guinea’s Police Spokesman Boubacar Kasse said Thursday.


Kasse said the ship on which the country’s special anti- narcotics unit carried out the operation, was carrying 286 containers.
It was in one of the containers that the anti-narcotics police unit discovered the cocaine hidden in a bag.
The Guinean police spokesman said the ship’s commander, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested. He said investigations had been launched to identify others who were involved in the trafficking of the cocaine.
The fight against drug trafficking has become a major concern for Guinean authorities in recent years, at a time when most anti- drug trafficking agencies consider West Africa as a hub for cocaine trafficking.
The seizure of the cocaine coincides with the holding of a training seminar on the fight against drugs that is being held in Conakry. The seminar is being attended by participants from Guinea, Senegal, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde.
The meeting is aimed at harmonizing the positions of these West African countries that are affected by the phenomenon of drug trafficking and movement of small arms. Enditem



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