President Armando Emilio Guebuza with suspected heroin trafficker Mohamed Bashir Suleman, photo (2007) on display in Maputo Shopping
President Armando Emilio Guebuza with suspected heroin trafficker Mohamed Bashir Suleman, photo (2007) on display in Maputo Shopping
22-07-2010  Category: politics    Tags: africa maputo mozambique politics   

The US saying out loud what most people already knew. "Suleman leads a well-financed narcotics trafficking and money laundering network in Mozambique that is centered on his family-owned business conglomerate Grupo MBS Limitada, which includes a retail store named Grupo MBS – Kayum Centre and a shopping mall named Maputo Shopping Centre, all three of which are being designated today. (...) Mozambique is increasingly becoming a transit country for the shipment of narcotics and precursor chemicals, according to the U.S. Department of State's 2010 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report. Mozambique serves as a transshipment point for such narcotics as hashish, herbal cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and mandrax (methaqualone), most of which are consumed either in Europe and South Africa. Also according to the report, a combination of porous borders, inadequately trained and equipped law enforcement agencies, and high-level corruption within the government provide a permissive environment for narcotics traffickers to operate in Mozambique." www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/tg729.htm

The 3-legged father and one of his many offspringMaputo bay, winter light around middayWinter light in Southern Mozambique. Straight from my shitty ixus850. As good as crappy digital gets.President Armando Emilio Guebuza with suspected heroin trafficker Mohamed Bashir Suleman, photo (2007) on display in Maputo ShoppingMan picking up glass bottles early Sunday morning on av NyerereFuchsia check-in  panic at OR Tambo airport,  Johannesburg'The Price of Arrogance' is how independent weekly Savanna designated the popular protest of September 1st and 2nd