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Tanzania: Dcea Corner 3 for Alleged Heroin Possession

THE Drugs Control and Enforcement Authority (DCEA) are holding three people, including a 50-Cell leader for allegedly in possession of 400 grams of Heroin, which are narcotic drugs.

Commissioner General with DCEA James Kaji told a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the three suspects were arrested on January 22, 2021 at Kunduchi Pwani Kauzeni area in the city having been in possession of the powdery substances, which are suspected to be heroin.The Commissioner General named the suspects as Anadhati Mchongezi (20) and Emmanuel Msakuzi (23)." Meanwhile, the Commissioner General also announced that between November and December 2020, the DCEA managed to win three highly profile cases involving "Sharks" of drugs dealers.The Commissioner General also named the third case comprising two Iran nationals, who were jailed 30 years each for trafficking large quantity of dangerous narcotic drugs, including 111.

In another development, the Commissioner General told the press also that in 2020, the Authority successfully opened three more Methadone Treatment Centres in Tanga, Bagamoyo and Tumbi Hospital in Coast Region.The Commissioner General also pointed out that the Authority intends to launch a methadone treatment centrein Arusha region on February 15, 2021, which will serve the Northern Zone.

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