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Cablegate: Senegal: Narcotics Seizures and Other Crime Data for 2006

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TAGS: SNAR ASEC KCRM SG
SUBJECT: SENEGAL: NARCOTICS SEIZURES AND OTHER CRIME DATA FOR 2006
AND EARLY 2007

1. On March 16, Leopold Diouf, the Director General for National
Security in the Ministry of Interior and Local Government, released
crime statistics for 2006. He noted that Senegalese police seized
29 kilograms of cocaine; 8,396 tons of marijuana, and 129,232
capsules of various psychotropic drugs. Diouf claimed that the
police made 980 drug-related arrests.

2. Other arrests included 53 alleged murderers, 500 armed robbers,
73 burglars, and four car thieves. Diouf said that police responded
to 55,114 calls in 2006 -- compared to 47,452 in 2005.

3. On March 17 or 18, 2007, police arrested three Mozambicans
attempting to smuggle four kilograms of cocaine from Cape Verde to
Mozambique via the Delta flight from Dakar to Johannesburg. The
three were identified as Mercia Mugnumbe, born in 1977; Humberto
Munguambe, born in 1979; and Jose Lavio Carlos, born in 1982.

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