Top Politician Arrested With 200kg Of Cocaine Found In His Official Car

A mayor in Northern Niger has been arrested after 200kg of cocaine worth around $8.7 million, was found in his official car.

Sources said that the mayor and his driver, who were in the vehicle at the time, were arrested with 199 bricks of cocaine at a checkpoint on the road heading north out of the desert trading hub of Agadez on Sunday January 2.


A statement from Niger’s Central Office for the Repression of Illicit Drug Trafficking (OCRTIS) confirmed that there had been a record seizure of more than 200 kg of cocaine in Agadez, but did not give details.

This is coming after 17 tonnes of cannabis resin worth around $37 million were seized in the West African country last May


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