30 November 2012

Tanzanian Authorities Apprehend Nine for Banditry

Tanzanian police have arrested nine suspected bandits and seized firearms in operations in the Coast and Dar es Salaam regions, Tanzania's Daily News reported Friday (November 30th).

Police seized seven firearms and 75 rounds of ammunition from the suspects, according to Dar es Salaam Special Police Zone Commander Suleiman Kova.

He said four Burundian nationals, with local accomplices, were arrested in Dar es Salaam in possession of five laptops, $1,900 (3 million shillings) and 70,000 shillings ($44) in cash, as well as Kenyan, Rwandan and Burundian currency.

Kova said police found the suspected bandits after locals provided the police with information.

"In another incident, we arrested four robbers at Ikwiriri in Coast region," Kova said. They were carrying a sub-machine gun with 11 bullets, a two-way radio and other suspicious materials, he said.

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