Arrested and jailed a few days after the economic operator Sébastien Ajavon last September, in a similar case, the two Indian Issac and Manoj Kumar Neeraj Kabdal were released Friday morning.
This is a surprising decision. In September 2016, they were involved in a case 54 kg of cocaine found in a container belonging to them.
Largest exporter of cashew nuts in Benin, the Indian trader was accused of drug trafficking as Sébastien Ajavon operating in poultry. Unlike Sébastien Ajavon was released instead.
At last, the applicants require the State of Benin to be their rights restored. Many of their possessions were seized. This decision made today by the Cotonou Court of Appeal reinforces the two Indians in their claim for compensation.
This is the second case after that of Ajavon. He too had been arrested for 18 kg of cocaine discovered in one of its containers at the Port of Cotonou . Following the release of two Indians, opinion is taken astonishment. The substitution sealed or not, the hijacked container at the port of Cotonou, the doubt remains . This dramatic case is extremely detrimental to the image and credibility of Benin on the international scene.
In addition, the State of Benin recorded at the end of two incredible drug trafficking cases a setback. Benin must return all property seized. Remember, the two Indian Issac and Manoj Kumar Neeraj Kabdal occupy the place of leading exporter of cashew nuts in Benin coveted industry by the entourage of the Head of State himself actor cashew, we come back soon on the profound implications of this case.