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Mauritius: New seizure of heroin at Plaisance airport with a market value of 769,000 euro




Mauritius: New seizure of heroin at Plaisance airport with a market value of 769,000 euro
Seizure of heroin at the international airport Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Plaisance multiplies. After two large seizures of heroin early may, this time it is a Tanzanian smuggler landing Saturday on a flight of Emirates from Dubai, which was intercepted by the Mauritian Customs officers. The 35 year old man had hidden 950 grams of "Brown Sugar" (brown heroin) in a lining of his backpack. A plane ticket roundtrip for Madagascar was also found in his possession. Customs officials subsequently confided the suspect to the police drug squad for a delivery in flagrante delicto of drugs seized. A Mauritian of 48 years was arrested during this operation. Another Tanzanian citizen, who had booked a room in the same luxury hotel as the smuggler and involved in the drug trade, was also placed in police custody. The bloodhounds of the drug squad of Mauritius also actively looking for an inhabitant of Baie du Cap in the South of Mauritius and an arrest warrant was issued against him. The Mauritian police suspect him of being the alleged mastermind of the drug smuggling, as related by the lexpress.mu site.



Fabrice François


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