In H1 2020, more than 63,000 L of smuggled fuel was seized by Togolese authorities

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Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:09
In H1 2020, more than 63,000 L of smuggled fuel was seized by Togolese authorities

(Togo First) - During the first half of 2020, more than 63,000 L of smuggled fuel was seized by Togolese security forces. This was disclosed in a recent report released by the ministry of security and civil protection. 

Over the same period, 3,630 kg of cannabis, 0.7 kg of cocaine, 1.32kg of Tramadol (which has psychotropic effects), nearly 80,000 kg of illegal drugs, more than 3,000 fake guns, and adulterated drinks were seized also. These had either been smuggled into the country or were being smuggled out. 

The minister of infrastructure and transport, Zouréhatou Kassa-Traoré who chaired the report presentation indicated that in the past semester, 17 cars and 5 bikes were seized as well, alongside two smugglers. 

Regarding security, 2,627 road accidents were registered (killing 241 people and injuring nearly 3,800 people). The figure is down 4% compared to the second half of 2019 during which 2,738 accidents were registered.

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