SALAAM Tanzania (Xinhua) --
Tanzanian authorities said on Friday they are
investigating reports that a Tanzania-flagged ship
carrying 1,600 kg of cocaine aboard has been seized by
Dutch naval forces.
Deputy Minister for Foreign
Affairs and East African Cooperation Susan Kolimba said
the government is investigating the veracity of the
The vessel was seized on Dec. 26 but the haul of
cocaine was found on Dec. 31 upon thorough inspection,
the World Maritime News website reported.
"We are investigating to establish whether the
reports are true or not.
"That is what I can tell you for
now," Kolimba said without going into details.
The vessel, together with the illegal cargo and its
seafarers, has transferred to authorities in the
Dominican Republic for further investigation, reports