Dubai police foils cocaine smuggling in ZambiaJune 5th, 2012 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 4 (IANS/WAM) The police department of Dubai has been praised by Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) for its role in providing intelligence to Zambian authorities to thwart a cocaine smuggling bid in its capital Lusaka in April.
Due to the intelligence provided by the Dubai Police, two Bolivian suspects, a man and a woman, both aged 31, coming from Sao Paulo in Brazil were arrested in Lusaka April 10.
Roy Aflak, regional director of SOCA at the British embassy, commended the cooperation between the agency and the General Department of Anti Narcotics in Dubai.
Zambian authorities seized over 13 kg of cocaine hidden in the suspects’ luggage.
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