A Tanzanian senior official on Wednesday released a new list of suspected drug traffickers that included politicians and business tycoons.

Paul Makonda, Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, told a news conference that some of the suspects owned five star hotels, shopping malls, and were former and current Members of Parliament.

Makonda ordered the suspects in the list to report to the central police station on Friday for interrogation.

Last week Makonda declared war on drug traffickers and he has already named over 100 suspects, some of whom have already been taken to court.

Releasing the names of the suspects, Makonda said the war on drugs was very tough since it involved wealthy and powerful people.

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has supported Makonda and ordered the armed forces to help in arresting people suspected to engage in drug trafficking. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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