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Senegal Seizes 750 Kilos of Cocaine in Shipments Set for Europe

  • Drug was hidden on ship in 15 cars heading to Germany, Ghana
  • Smugglers increasingly are using West Africa as transit point
Florida Coast Guard Officials Display 26 Tons Of Seized Cocaine

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Senegal seized 750 kilos (1,650 pounds) of cocaine Sunday on a ship traveling from Brazil, hidden inside 15 cars with final destinations that included Europe, in the latest large drug seizure off the West African coast this year.

The cocaine was packed in travel bags in the cars on the ship, which had arrived at the port in the capital Dakar on Saturday, news site Dakaractu reported, citing port authorities. The cars were destined for Germany and Ghana, the website said.