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The Mozambican police have arrested all the police officers who were on duty at the top security cells, appended to the Maputo City Police Command, when three dangerous criminals escaped last week.
The spokesperson for the General Command of the police, Inacio Dina, told reporters on Tuesday that a magistrate has formalised the detention of the group “since it is strongly suspected that some of them facilitated the escape”. Investigations were continuing “to ascertain the degree of participation of each of them”.
Dina did not give the exact date of the escape, or the names of the three escapees. He said that two of them were accused of kidnapping and armed robbery, while the third had been charged with the murder of two policemen.
As for other significant crimes that have occurred in the past week, Dina said that five individuals had been detained, in Maputo and in the northern city of Lichinga, after they were found in possession of counterfeit currency. They were carrying 85 notes of a thousand meticais, all of them forged.
Dina said there has recently been an upsurge in the seizure of counterfeit currency, and those arrested include both Mozambicans and foreign nationals.Source: AIM
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