At least three times in the 2005-2009 period violence has broken out in the border town, with fatal consequences. It is reportedly a regular occurrence for Nigerian officials to harass travelers for money at the border or at checkpoints along the road leading from the border. The border post is poorly organized, without proper vehicle routing and inspection stations. Some of the Nigerian positions have been inside Beninoise territory since April 6, 2001. This confusion is exploited by smugglers. Seme is a major crossing point for immigrants entering or leaving Nigeria illegally, and for smugglers of marijuana and other illegal goods.