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German prisoners transferred as Seychelles and Germany collaborate on drugs case

German prisoners transferred as Seychelles and Germany collaborate on drugs case (Forimmediaterelease.net) The government of the Republic of Seychelles and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany based in Nairobi have agreed a transfer of two German nationals held in prison in Seychelles as part of a wider cooperation involving drug trafficking in the Eastern African region.

The two German nationals in question, Mr. Lukas M and Mr. Jan F, were serving a ten-year sentence in Montagne Posee prison following their arrest on arrival in Seychelles carrying heroin into the country one year ago. The prisoners were transferred to Germany on Saturday, March 19, where they will serve the remainder of their prison sentences.

The on-going collaborations between our governments on drug trafficking illustrates the paramount importance that our two countries place on putting an end to these illegal activities. The transfer of these two prisoners not only contributes positively towards the international war on drugs, but will also help ease the burden on our prison services,” said the Minister for Home Affairs, Joel Morgan.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, also commented on the transfer saying: “The Seychelles government remains adamant that it will be neither a transit point nor a viable market for illegal narcotics. We will strive wherever possible, to not be a dumping ground for perpetrators or facilitators of the drug trade, and we are fortunate that we have partners, such as the German government, who share these views and are willing to work with us in our efforts.

Both the representatives of the Seychelles government and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany have reiterated that the fight against drug trafficking in the region necessitates an intergovernmental and transnational approach and are determined to enhance their collaboration and exchange of information to this end.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alain St. Ange, CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board, Email: alain.s@seychelles.com

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