Tanzania’s anti-narcotics watchdog seizes over one tonne of heroin

Investigator hands showing a package containing illegal drugs

Tanzania’s anti-narcotics watchdog said on Saturday it has seized more than one tonne of heroin and arrested seven suspects.

Gerald Kusaya, the commissioner-general of the Drug Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA), said the drugs were seized in the early hours of Saturday while they were being transported in a boat in the Indian Ocean.

Anti-narcotics police in collaboration with the navy intercepted the heroin in the coastal waters off Port town Kilwa Masoko in Lindi region, Kusaya told a news conference in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

Kusaya said all the seven suspects were found in the boat with the contraband.

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