logoBC
Yaoundé - 26 June 2022 -
Economy

Cameroon: Customs seizes about 1 ton of smuggled medicines and 156 boxes of cosmetics

Cameroon: Customs seizes about 1 ton of smuggled medicines and 156 boxes of cosmetics
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 16 September 2020 13:33

(Business in Cameroon) - On September 12, 2020, in Bonabéri, the mobile customs brigade seized about one (1) ton of contraband drugs during a routine check.

According to the newsletter published by the General Directorate of Customs, these drugs were being transported by a bus. Meanwhile, in the northern region, customs officials seized 156 boxes of contraband cosmetics from Nigeria.

According to various reports, this West African country is the main country from which goods smuggled into Cameroon come from. These smugglings cause Cameroon to lose about XAF200 billion every year.  

To efficiently fight this problem, Cameroonian customs authorities launched Operation Halcomi (Stop Illegal Trade), in whose framework they have been seizing tons of smuggled and illegal goods for some months now.  

BRM

afriland-first-bank-cd-shaken-by-internal-conflicts-fueled-by-malpractice-accusations
For about a year now, Afriland First Bank CD - 95.6% owned by Afriland First Group- is ripped apart by internal conflicts. The bank’s majority shareholder...
the-port-authority-of-douala-launches-the-container-terminal-renovation
The Port Authority of Douala (PAD) announced it has started works to renovate its container terminal. The project is expected to improve the fluidity and...
mobile-money-tax-revenue-above-target-for-2022
Revenue from the Mobile Money tax in Cameroon stood at CFA7.3 billion between February and May this year, according to data published by the Directorate...
isdb-claims-a-cfa683bln-active-portfolio-in-cameroon
The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) has an active portfolio of $1.1 billion (about CFA683 billion with current value) in Cameroon. The information...

Mags frontpage


Business in Cameroon n110: April 2022

Covid-19, war in Europe: Some Cameroonian firms will suffer


Albert Zeufack: “Today, the most important market is in Asia”


Investir au Cameroun n120: Avril 2022

Covid-19, guerre en Europe : des entreprises camerounaises vont souffrir


Albert Zeufack: « Le marché le plus important aujourd’hui, c’est l’Asie »