Police arrest driver, seize illicit drugs being transported

15Jan 2021
Correspondent
Tanga
The Guardian
Police arrest driver, seize illicit drugs being transported
  • in a funeral hearse

​​​​​​​A Police Specialised Unit in Tanga Region has nabbed illicit drugs weighing 133 gms in 1,685 packets that were being transported in a funeral hearse in six plastic bags.

The plastic bags with the drugs were inside a freezer that usually carry a coffin.

Tanga Regional Police Commander Blasius Chatanda said the drugs (mirungi) were seized on January 12 this year at around 8.00pm at Manga Village, Mkata Ward, Handeni District.

He said the funeral hearse with Reg T 569 DSZ belonged to Dar es Salaam based Nuru Funeral Service.

“We arrester the hearse’s driver, Simon Tarimo (37), resident of Kimara area, Dar es Salaam. He was transporting the illicit drugs inside a freezer used to transport coffins.

Chatanda said the drugs were being transported from Usangi in Mwanga District in Kilimanjaro Region to Dar es Salaam.

He added: “The method used in transporting the drugs was against the legal use of the vehicle’s licence.”  Read More...https://epaper.ippmedia.com

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