Tanzanian police said on Friday they seized 17.68 kilograms of gold and six elephant tusks weighing 39.34 kilograms in Tanzania's northern region Mara bordering Kenya.
Geofrey Sarakikya, the Tarime-Rorya regional police commander, said the gold and elephant tusks were seized in a special crackdown conducted between December 1, 2022, and January 26, 2023.
Sarakikya told a news conference that scores of suspects have been arrested in connection with the impounded gold and elephant tusks.
He said during the operation, police in collaboration with other security agencies destroyed one hectare of cannabis and arrested four suspects in connection with growing the cannabis illegally.
Sarakikya urged members of the public to continue cooperating with the law enforcers in unearthing criminal acts.
Source(s): Xinhua News Agency