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Mozambique police on Monday announced the arrest in Nampula of a group of 11 suspects who had arrived from Inhambane, allegedly to fish in the northern province, AIM Mozambique reports.
Nampula police spokesman Zacarias Nacute says the fact that no member of the group had any of the equipment necessary to carry out the supposed activity weighed heavily in favour of their detention. They were also unable to indicate where they intended to go fishing.
“Just as recently we have had individuals recruited near the coastal area of Nampula to join groups of criminals in Cabo Delgado, the police have been alert to all groups moving in the area,” Nacute said at the scheduled weekly police press briefing.
According to Nacute, the group’s arguments did not convince the police about their true objectives in the region.
“They did not present any other details or fulfil any of the conditions to pursue this activity. They were caught without any material used for fishing and certainly they would not have come this far without equipment. They have been stopped and will be returned to their place of departure, in this case the province of Inhambane,” Nacute said.Source: AIM Moçambique
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