A Belgian businessman will face prosecution in Senegal over his alleged involvement in smuggling 675 kilograms of cocaine in Senegal.
The police said the drugs were found on 28 December, in a house in the coastal town of Ngaparou.
The drug traffickers reportedly managed to escape, but their identities were known and they were signaled, making it more difficult to flee the country.
The local media say the Belgian suspect is active in the construction sector in Senegal, and is said to be involved in several real estate projects in Dakar and on the “Petite Côte,” a coastal strip with several seaside resorts.
The man was arrested last week, and referred to the public prosecutor’s office in the city of Mbour in the Thiès region, but police are still looking for other suspects in the case.