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Mali mayor accused of drug trafficking arrested

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BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Authorities have arrested a mayor in northeastern Mali on drug trafficking charges three years after a plane full of cocaine landed near his town, officials said Thursday. Baba Ould Cheick was taken into custody Wednesday morning, according to Alassane S. Toure, who headed the operation. "We asked the headquarters in Gao to take all necessary measures to transfer him to...

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