Senegalese customs officers seize three containers of ammunition from a ship

Senegalese customs announced that they had boarded a Guyana-flagged cargo ship with three containers filled with war ammunition worth an estimated 4.5 million euros, in a statement.
Senegalese customs announced that they had boarded a Guyana-flagged cargo ship with three containers filled with war ammunition worth an estimated 4.5 million euros, in a statement.
No information was provided by Customs on the possible origin and destination of these munitions.
The ship, described by specialized websites as a cargo ship of 80 m in length, was calling at Dakar to, it said, refuel, said Customs in their statement.
“Alerted by the absence of reliable navigation and maritime transport documents, but especially by the inconsistencies of the declarations of the captain of the ship, Customs “decided to proceed with the search and control of the cargo,” they said, without specifying the date of the operation.
“The operation led to the discovery of three containers filled with various types of ammunition,” they said, estimating their value on the local market at over three billion CFA francs.
The crew members are being questioned, they said.
The statement did not specify their nationality. The local press described them as Ukrainians, information that Customs neither confirmed nor denied.

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