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Two men, one woman arrested for drug related offence

The National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDEA) has arrested three persons for the offence of trafficking in a controlled drug during the course of last weekend and in the middle of this week.

During an operation conducted on Saturday April 15, 2017 at Kap Bonm Zan, Anse Royale NDEA agents arrested a 45-year-old man after they found herbal materials suspected to be cannabis drug and 180 suspected cannabis plants at his house.

Also found during the operation after the NDEA searched his house was a digital scale and a sum of R3,125 in different denominations.

Panic as Hyster container handler causes fire at New Port

A fire broke out in a Hyster container handler at the New Port yesterday afternoon at around 1.45pm, but fortunately there were no fatalities.

The Seychelles Fire and Rescue Services Agency was soon alerted of the incident and Seychelles NATION has learned that the fire started after a small explosion in the Hyster container handler – a vehicle used to lift containers on the port. The fire also partly burned items in two nearby containers.

Law enforcement officers complete maritime security training

Nine officers from the police and other law enforcement agencies, namely the Financial Intelligence Unit, National Drug Enforcement Agency and the customs department received their certificates yesterday after following a week-long training course in cyber-enable financial crimes.

The course was conducted by four experts from the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) and the Interpol and was run under the European Union’s Maritime Security MASE programme/Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) framework and financed by the European Union (EU).

It was aimed at building the capacity of the country’s law enforcement agencies involved in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing activities linked to maritime crimes.

Present at the ceremony were the Commissioner of Police Reginald Elizabeth, senior officials from relevant agencies.

Fight against drugs and other illicit goods Law enforcement agents enhance their knowledge of the dhow

A group of agents from the National Drugs Enforcement Agency (NDEA), the Marine Police Unit and the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) are following two days of in-depth training to increase their knowledge of the dhow, its different compartments and possible hiding places.

The objective of such a training is to ensure these law enforcement agents are better prepared and are more knowledgeable when conducting open seas operations which involve searching such vessels for drugs as well as contraband goods.

The training includes theory sessions as well as practical; the latter will take place on an Iranian dhow berthed at the Bois de Rose jetty.  

The dhow, which was intercepted and seized by local law enforcement authorities last year, had concealed in its different compartments, a large consignment of drugs.


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