Cocaine worth $1 billion seized in The Gambia

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At least two tonnes of cocaine with a street value of some $1 billion has been seized in The Gambia, bound for Europe.

In addition to the huge haul of drugs, the Gambian authorities have arrested a dozen suspected traffickers, and seized large quantities of cash and arms.

Gambian investigators made the first arrests then called in British agents to gather forensic evidence.

Full story: BBC News – Cocaine worth $1bn seized in The Gambia