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Police seize 400 kg of Indian hemp at Bamako market

Bamako, Mali - The police in Mali have seized Indian hemp, weighing 400 kilogrammes and concealed in 200 packages in a shop in a Bamako market, PANA reported, quoting security sources here.

According to the sources, only the guard of the shop was arrested while the owner of  'merchandise', Mandjou Doumbia, is on the run.

The Indian hemp reportedly originated from Ghana. It went through Burkina Faso before being sent to Mali which is fast becoming a transit point for drug dealers.

Over the last few days, drug dealers, mostly foreigners, have been taken in for questioning at the Bamako-Sénou international airport.

Pana 04/02/2014