Head of Migration division detained in Nampula
Carlos Camurdine. File photo: Facebook
There is still no news of businessman Carlos Camurdine, kidnapped on April 4 in Maputo’s ‘Baixa’ (CBD) in what seems to indicate the return of the kidnappings that only recently threw Mozambique’s business community into turmoil.
Camurdine is a well-known Maputo businessman, owner of Socimpex, a wine supplier in the Mozambican capital, and also linked with Samsung in Mozambique.
Family sources told Canal de Moçambique that President Nyusi had been closely monitoring police operations to rescue his friend.
On the day of Camurdine’s abduction, police were mobilised to the highest extent possible and surrounded the city on all sides. Police stopped and searched vehicles on the Maputo Ring Road one by one, the like of which has never been seen in the entire history of kidnappings in Mozambique, ‘CanalMoz’ says.
The family is worried because the kidnappers have not yet made any kind of contact, giving rise to a number of conspiracy theories, the report in Wednesday’s printed edition of the weekly newspaper says.
At the close of the edition, ‘CanalMoz’ obtained the information that two PIC agents, one of them named Adérito and reportedly “reknowned in the abductions’ milieux, ” had been arrested in connection with the case.Source: Canal de Moçambique