Police seize nine kilograms of ‘heroin disguised as sweets’ in Mozambique

A total of 9kg (19lb) of heroin disguised as crackers and sweets has been seized at the main international airport in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, local media reports.

A Canadian was allegedly arrested with 4.4kg of the heroin and less than 24 hours later a US citizen was arrested with 4.6kg of the drug, the reports say.

Both were due to fly to Italy, according to the reports.

Police say they will step up investigations to uncover the drug trafficking networks operating in Mozambique, which is regarded as a drug corridor to various countries in Africa, Europe and Asia.

The United Nations is in the process of setting up an office to collaborate with the government in the fight against drug trafficking and distribution. BBC News