The International Police Agency, Interpol, seized 17 tons of hashish in Niger, destined for Libya with an estimated street value of 37 million dollars.

Agence France-Press said on Tuesday, the amount seized in Niger came under the scope of operations carried out by Interpol, over the past several months and is the largest successful operation in the seizure of drugs in the history of West Africa.

It is reported that Niger police also seized an undisclosed quantity of hashish on its way to Libya last March.