Tanzanian President Orders Aggressive War On Drug Traffickers

April 17, 2023 2:05 pm4 commentsViews: 83

Tanzanian President John Magufuli ordered the defence and security forces to become more aggressive in war on drug traffickers.

Magufuli is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

Following he had sworn in the newly appointed Commissioner General of the Drug Control and Enforcement Authority, Rogers William Siyanga, Magufuli appealed to other leaders of his government to join forces with the defence and security forces.

Magufuli said all the leaders should fight with full force without fear.

Praising the government leaders who started the fight against drug trafficking Magufuli said it is a mammoth undertaking that needs honesty as well as political will.

A data reveals about 1,000 Tanzanians have been prosecuted in different countries for drug trafficking and all are serving prison terms.

Very recently the president appointed a new team to lead Drug Control and Enforcement Authority following a new list released by a senior official of 65 suspected drug traffickers in the country and those include business tycoons, religious leaders and politicians as well.

According to Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda, some of the suspects in the list also own shopping malls and five star hotels.

Makonda added some even were former and current Members of Parliament.


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