In Senegal, new seizure of black notes worth more than 5.5 million dollars | APAnews

In Senegal, new seizure of black notes worth more than 5.5 million dollars | APAnews
In Senegal, new seizure of black notes worth more than 5.5 million dollars | APAnews

In Senegal, Senegalese customs have been waging a relentless war against “counterfeiting networks” for some time.

Senegalese Customs agents continue to distinguish themselves by arresting people involved in the trafficking of false monetary signs. In a few months, the Customs Subdivision of Kolda, a region in southern Senegal located not far from the border with Guinea and the Gambia, made seizures of black notes worth more than 9 billion CFA francs ( 14.7 million US dollars). The latest seizure concerned the amount of 3.4 billion CFA francs (5.5 million US dollars), black notes recovered from four “counterfeiters”, between last Monday and Tuesday.

The double operation follows the exploitation of information reporting a plan to transfer and wash black notes by individuals operating in the south of the country. This is how on the night of Monday 06 to Tuesday 07 May around 10 p.m., the agents of the said unit sped off and intercepted a first group of three people including an individual who claims to belong to the Defense and Security Forces », Explains a press release from the Senegalese customs administration.

She specifies that these denominations of black notes seized were in CFA francs and dollars, further welcoming the “ strengthening of the customs territory network » started since February 2024 by the general director of the institution, Mbaye Ndiaye.

In view of these investments, “ the Customs administration reaffirms its determination to dismantle criminal trafficking, particularly counterfeiting networks, and invites the public to collaborate with customs units and support them in carrying out their mission “.

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