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Cocaine: Gambia Seizure Worth $1 Billion

Jun 8, 2010

Crime Beat - A cocaine seizure by authorities is estimated at a stunning $1 billion by security services in the Gambia. With the help of British investigators, authorities also seized large quantities of cash and arms with the massive discovery.

Investigators reveal it was at least "two tonnes of cocaine." BBC Africa reports: "Agents from the UK's Serious Organized Crime Agency - the rough equivalent of the US FBI - helped discover the contraband."


The cross-network of agencies discovered the "highly concentrated cocaine behind a false wall in a warehouse basement an hour's drive from the Gambian capital, Banjul."

BBC has more details on the record haul. Numerous revealing computer records were also found during the subsequent search.

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