Saturday, June 13, 2009

Guinea's Present Dictator Incicts Officials of Prior Dictator for Cocaine Smuggling

"About 20 people, including the former chief of the armed forces and his son, have been indicted in the West African nation of Guinea on drug-related charges, a statement read on national TV said." The people charged also include the former head of the country's navy as well as 10 foreign nationals, including one Israeli.

Guinea's leader, Capt. Moussa "Dadis" Camara, who seized power last December, has pledged to clean up corruption.

According to critics, so far, he has focused on the prior regime's officials even though some of his own officials are also believed to be corrupt.

Like many other West African nations, Guinea has become a transit point for smuggling cocaine into Europe.

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