According to the military, the anti drug operation was coordinated by the Senegalese Navy special forces and the Spanish National Guard. Two ships were inspected and five people were arrested.
Preliminary investigation shows that the drugs from South America were originally planned to be transported to Spain.
Senegalese customs officers seized 43 kg of cocaine on a truck from Antwerp, Belgium, to Gambia on September 29.
Due to their natural geographical location, Senegal and Cape Verde in West Africa have become important transit points for drug trafficking from South America to Europe. Since this year, West African countries have cracked a number of large-scale drug smuggling cases.