Mali Seizes $6 Mn Of Cannabis On New Drug Route

Mali seizes $6 mn of cannabis on new drug route

BAMAKO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 16th August, 2016) - Malian customs officials have made one of the country's biggest ever drug seizures, impounding 2.1 tonnes of cannabis detected along a new smuggling route that stretches down the west African coast.

The chief of Mali's mobile customs unit Ibrahim Diakite told AFP 1,254 bricks of cannabis were discovered Tuesday in Zantiguila, close to the capital Bamako, in a truck refitted to transport the illicit cargo. The total value of the cannabis was estimated at 3.5 billion FCFA, or around $6.01 million.