Mozambican police arrest man wanted in Angola for drug trafficking

On Tuesday, Mozambican police arrested a man wanted since 2019 by the Angolan authorities for international drug trafficking, the National Criminal Investigation Service (Sernic) announced on Tuesday.
The 51-year-old man of Angolan nationality was arrested in Maputo, the Mozambican capital, after fleeing his country in September 2019, when he was “serving a final sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment for the crime of international drug trafficking”, according to a Sernic statement sent to the media.
According to the Mozambican authorities, the detainee presented several identification documents, including those from Mozambique, Brazil, Namibia and the Seychelles, with different names from the Angolan register and, in others, with a different photograph.
The action could also constitute “committing the crime of falsifying documents”, warned Sernic, noting that the case will follow the legal procedures with a view to the man’s extradition.
“This is a sign that the Mozambican authorities are attentive to all movements of citizens who intend to use the country as a refuge, as well as to nationals who become involved in the world of crime,” concluded Sernic.