3 October 2018

Tanzania: Brazilian National Arrested With 6kgs of Heroin in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam — Brazilian national Candido De Oliverira, 60, was arrested at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) with 6.1 kilos of cocaine valued at Sh300 million.

A resident of Bombo in Tanga Region Yanga Omary Yanga, 65, was also nabbed with over a kilo of heroin.

The Drugs Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA) operations commissioner, lieutenant colonel Fredrick Milanzi , said the two suspects have been arrested following a sting operation.

He said surveillance continues to be strengthened at airports, borders and along the Indian Ocean gate way.

"Oliverira holding a Brazil passport number FW90620 was arriving from Sao Paolo and was arrested at 8am at the airport," said the official.

In Tanga, Yanga was arrested at 2am in Bombo by a team of detectives who have been trailing him following reports of his involvement in the illicit business.

He the suspect was also found with a China-made pistol.

The two suspects will be taken to court soon.

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A Brazilian national and a resident of Tanga were seized with cocaine and heroin respectively as anti-drugs personnel tightened the noose on traffickers.

The foreigner was flying in 6kgs of the drugs worth an estimated Sh300 million.


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