Ottawa Citizen

Tanzanian boxers cornered

BOXING

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Two Tanzanian boxers and four officials were arrested in Mauritius after they were found with five kilograms of heroin, police said yesterday. The team, which was in the Indian Ocean island for the African Boxing championsh­ips, a pre-Olympic qualificat­ion for this year’s summer Games in Beijing, was arrested on Wednesday. Police first nabbed two members of the team as they placed the drugs, said to be worth $1.8 million US, next to their hotel’s perimeter wall to await collection and later picked up the rest. A Kenyan woman who came to collect the heroin was also arrested.

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