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Gambia seizes two tons of cocaine

An official in Gambia's drug enforcement agency says the West African nation has seized nearly two tons of cocaine.

The fragile states along Africa's west coast have become major trafficking hubs for drugs, especially cocaine, on their way from Latin American coca fields to the European market.

An official with Gambia's National Drug Enforcement Agency said the haul was seized on the outskirts of the capital of Banjul.

A spokesman for the agency refused to comment.

The agency has come under scrutiny after its former director was arrested for drug trafficking. It is now under direct control of the country's president.


From Belfast Telegraph