Drug Trafficking on the Rise in Tanzania


Incidents of drug abuse and drug trafficking have been steadily rising in the country. The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, William Lukuvi, has cited the lack of tough laws to frustrate drug dealers as the root of the problem.
  • Tanzania:  Drug Abuse, Trafficking On the Rise

    Tanzania Daily News, 9 November 2012

    DRUG abuse and trafficking in the country has increased with the number of people using syringes in Dar es Salaam alone reaching a record 15,000, the Minister of State in the Prime ... read more »

An addict injects drugs.

  • Tanzania:  Drug Traffickers Must Face Law's Full Wrath

    Tanzania Daily News, 8 November 2012

    THREE Tanzanians were apprehended at the Julius Nyerere International Airport early this week carrying an offensive contraband of 204 heroin pellets worth 204,000 US dollars in ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Drug Traffickers Caught Before Boarding Planes

    Tanzania Daily News, 7 November 2012

    THREE Tanzanians were arrested for having swallowed heroin pellets. By Tuesday they had discharged 204 pellets worth USD 204,000. Head of the Anti Drugs Unit, Senior Assistant ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Sh11 Million Drugs Seized at Lunga Lunga Border

    The Star, 26 October 2012

    NARCOTICS valued at Sh11 million en route to Kenya from Tanzania were yesterday intercepted by police at Lunga Lunga border. read more »

  • Kenya:  Suspects Arrested in Connection to Drug Haul

    The Star, 25 October 2012

    Two Tanzanians and a Kenyan are among three suspects police are holding in connection to netting of cocaine and heroine at the Lunga Lunga border earlier today. read more »

  • Kenya:  Drugs Impounded Along Tanzanian Border

    The Star, 25 October 2012

    Heroine worth an estimated street value of 2 million shillings has been impounded by police in Mombasa. read more »