(Business in Cameroon) - The town of Fotokol, located at the border with Nigeria, in the Far North region of Cameroon, is often the scene of attacks by the sect Boko Haram. But the atmosphere of insecurity in this city does not seem to discourage smugglers.
Indeed, we learned from official sources, the Cameroonian customs have just seized a cargo of over 4,200 mobile telephones, carefully hidden in the official car of the commander of the Fotokol gendarmerie brigade.
Chief Warrant Officer David Abanda was thus caught red-handed by the customs officers, who used information given to them on the unorthodox activities of this warrant officer in the national gendarmerie. The goods were seized and the case taken to military court, we learned.
In June 2017, a cargo of approximately 3,000 packs of Indian hemp and tramol bound for Nigeria was seized in Fotokol. Drugs, which based on the custom officers’ analysis, were certainly meant to supply members of the Boko Haram sect on the other side of the border.