Mozambique, drugs cause for worry
MAPUTO: The US is concerned that Mozambique could become a drug state because of close ties between drug smugglers and the country’s government, according to US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks.
The four cables released this week cite unnamed officials from law enforcement, the ruling Frelimo party and business figures, as well as local media reports. The cables say cocaine, heroin and other drugs come in from South America and Asia, and are flown to Europe or sent to South Africa for sale.
One cable called for an international effort to strengthen the “political will” of Mozambique’s government and halt the drug flow. The document concluded that “Mozambique most certainly is not yet a thoroughly corrupted narco-state.”