Senegal has seized three containers of ammunition from a Guyana- flagged cargo ship in the port of the capital Dakar, in a rare arms haul worth an estimated $5 million.

Senegal’s customs agency said it had searched a ship named the Eolika
when it stopped to refuel, after it had made inconsistent declarations.

The customs agency did not mention when the operation occurred, but
said the crew members were Ukrainian and are currently being

The ship’s final destination is also unknown. However, specialised
website Vesselfinder showed that the vessel had stopped in northern
Italy and Spain’s Canary Islands en route to Dakar.

Drugs are periodically found on vessels anchoring in the port of Dakar,
an important trading hub on the Atlantic Ocean. However, arms hauls
are rare.