Banjul, Jun 9: Police captured 2.5 tonnes of cocaine worth one billion dollar (835 million euros), bound for Europe and arrested twelve people of various nationalities, on Wednesday, June 9.
Police found out the drugs in an underground bunker in a warehouse outside Banjul, the Gambian capital. There were a cache of guns and money, too.
West Africa is a major transit point for drugs, often from South America heading to Europe, as the surveillance is generally poor in the vast region.
The arrested included Latin Americans, Europeans and Africans. The officials said that more details would be released later.