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This Tuesday, the Pakistani Tanveer Ahmed Allah, accused of being a drug lord by American judicial authorities, arrived in the United States of America aboard an SAA flight, Carta de Moçambique reports.
Tanveer Ahmed Allah had decided not to appeal the decision of the Mozambican Supreme Court which, in May 2019, ruled in favour of a request by US judicial authorities to try him in the State of Texas for drug trafficking crimes.
Carta de Moçambique learned from sources close to the lawsuit that Tanveer Aghmed’s decision was susceptible of several interpretations, including denouncing others involved or disclosing information on the functioning of the scheme that produced revenues of more than US$300 million annually, thereby securing a reduction in his sentence.
Tanveer Ahmed Allah, who was arrested in January 2019 after being released by a court in Pemba, reportedly enjoyed police and political protection at different levels, a fact which apparently guaranteed him that everything would go smoothly, but the change of approach brought about a new scenario.
According to ‘Carta’ sources, Tanveer may cooperate with American justice, especially at a time when seizures of heroin and ‘ice’ have reached alarming proportions, causing some “heavyweights” involved in the plot to reinvent themselves, and given that the work of identifying and arresting the current group involves not only Mozambique, but also other states interested in reducing drug trafficking on the east coast of Africa.
Mozambique’s Public Attorney’s Office had already issued a statement saying that Tanveer could get a prison sentence of up to 40 years, but authorised sources suggest that his decision not to appeal came about because he was convinced to cooperate with US judicial authorities. Tanveer’s departure from Mavalane Airport was overseen by a heavily armed contingent of American agents.
In Mozambique, 23 Asian citizens – a group of 13 Pakistanis and 10 Iranians – remain in detention after being seized off the Pemba coast carrying large quantities of heroin and ‘ice’. The first group set fire to the vessel, including its cargo of more than 1,500 kg of heroin, while the second was arrested in possession of 430 kg of heroin and ‘ice’.
International organisations have recently been collaborating with the Mozambican government in an effort to stamp out the “heroin plague” in the “Indian Ocean Pearl”, considered by international drug trafficking networks a “privileged and safe” corridor for groups passing through.
A resurgence of individuals found carrying drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ice and others at land, sea and air borders has already led to the detention of several foreign citizens at Mavalane International Airport.
Meanwhile, sources involved in the investigations and contacted by Carta de Moçambique say that most of the detainees have been framed by networks of Nigerians, Pakistanis and national citizens involved in drug trafficking.Source: Carta de Moçambique
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