Agence de Presse Senegalaisee
December 4, 2019
Seizure of elephant tusks worth 18.8 million CFA francs (Customs)


Dakar, Dec 4 (APS) – The elements of the Kedougou Customs Mobile Brigade seized two elephant tusks with a total weight of 11.5 kilograms and an estimated value of 18,830,000 CFA francs. we learned from the Public Relations and Customs Communication Office.

The defenses from Mali seized Friday during a roadside check were sent by an apprentice aboard a bus chartered by a foreign private transport company, according to a statement sent to the APS on Wednesday.

The same source indicates that after the discovery of the goods by the Customs elements in Kedougou, ” a controlled delivery operation was successfully carried out ”.

This operation organized ” thanks to a perfect coordination and pooling ” means of the services of the subdivision of Customs of Kedougou, the Office of Criminal Investigations and Narcotics of the Directorate of Intelligence and Customs Investigations under the supervision of the Prosecutor’s Office. Kédougou ” allowed to apprehend and stop in Dakar the real recipient.

According to the Office of Public Relations and Customs Communication, ” the two defendants are put at the disposal of justice ”.

The same source also announces that agents of the Customs Station of Nianaw (Kolda) seized 66 kg of Indian hemp on 1 December in Medina Manda in the district of Pata.