Tenkodogo: More than 200 kilograms of drugs cremated

Judicial authorities on Saturday incinerated more than 200 kg of drugs and other psychotropic products seized and confiscated by court orders between 2016 and 2023.

More than 200 kilograms of cannabis and other psychotropic products, 232 boxes of smuggled cigarettes and 56 boxes of prohibited pharmaceutical products were incinerated this Saturday, March 25, 2023 at the eastern exit of the city of Tenkodogo, noted on the spot a journalist from the AIB.

These contraband products were seized and confiscated by court decisions between 2016 and 2023, said the prosecutor of Faso at the High Court of Tenkodogo, Charles Coulidiati.

He added that the value of the confiscated and incinerated products is estimated at 205 million CFA.

He said that smuggling and drug trafficking is a source of financing terrorism and other criminal activities.

“The State loses 7 billion CFA francs per year due to cigarette fraud”, declared the prosecutor.

The destruction of these substances harmful to youth and these smuggled products, according to the prosecutor of Faso, testifies to the commitment of the actors of the penal chain to carry out an effective fight against drug trafficking and fraud in the local and national scale.

Charles Coulidiati pointed out that in recent years, drug trafficking and smuggling of all kinds (cigarettes, fuel, etc.), from neighboring countries, have intensified in the Center-East region due to the security crisis.

Source: Burkina Information Agency