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Tanzania seizes 31 kilograms of heroin

Christian Fernsby |
Tanzania's anti-narcotics police unit on Tuesday announced the seizure of 31 kilograms of heroin and the arrest of four suspects in connection with the drugs.

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Hassan Kabeleke, head of the anti-narcotics police unit, said one of the suspects is a 24-year-old student with the Tanzania Institute of Accountancy based in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.

He said the heroin was seized in Mbezi Beach in the suburbs of the commercial capital after police acted on intelligence report from the general public.

Kabeleke told a press conference that the four suspects were arrested at Mbezi Beach and Kijitonyama areas.

The police official said the drugs were stuffed in two bags, adding that the suspects were also found in possession of 14,000 U.S. dollars, 13,261,000 Tanzanian shillings (about 5,700 U.S. dollars) and 2.63 grams of cannabis.

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