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Customs Director Murdered

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by Mbogela, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Mbogela

    Mbogela JF-Expert Member

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    Mozambique: Customs Director Murdered

    Maputo — Unknown assassins murdered the director of Auditing, Investigation and Information of the Mozambican Customs Service, Orlando Jose, outside his home in the outer Maputo suburb of Zimpeto on Monday night, reports Tuesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias"'.

    The victim was shot three times, in the head, in the chest, near the heart, and in the foot, when he was stepping from his car, outside his house.

    The attack occurred at about 19:00 hours, a few hours after Jose had denounced to the media that some luxury vehicles had entered the country without the owners paying any customs duties.

    Jose visited the railway cargo terminal at about 16:00 hours to witness the unloading of these contraband vehicles, which included a Range Rover, a BMW, and a Mercedes-Benz, apparently imported via Swaziland.

    But it is also suspected that the assassination might be connected with a suspected money-laundering network that Jose denounced last week. This followed the arrest of a member of this network, a 22 year old Lebanese man, found in possession of 400,000 US dollars.

    The money was wrapped and hidden in one of the doors of the vehicle that the man was driving towards Machipanda, on the Mozambique-Zimbabwe border


    My Q&A: Why was he not given maximum security? Do we have any one in TRA like Orlando Jose? Africa needs Orlando Joses more than anything else