Monday, 06 December 2021 02:58 GMT

Tanzanian police, Interpol carry out joint clampdown in southern Africa


(MENAFN) On Saturday, Oct. 23 Tanzania’s police force stated that drugs, guns, minerals, stolen vehicles, game meat and timber were amongst items confiscated in a joint clampdown with the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) carried out concurrently in six southern African nations.

53 suspects were arrested in the clampdown that was conducted on Sept. 23-24, which also included the Southern Africa Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization, noted the Tanzania police force in a statement.

The statement, inked by the Tanzania police force spokesman David Misime, added that the clampdown was carried out in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. And confiscated contraband comprised 23 kilograms of zebra meat, three teeth of hippopotamus, 14 logs and 20 tonnes of quartz minerals.

According to the statement, 1,230 vehicles were identified to have been stolen, further saying that other confiscated items were 125.4 kilograms of cannabis, one pistol loaded with four rounds of ammunition and 6,312 spent bullets.


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