Karonga police seize Tanzanian Illegal vessel on disputed Lake Malawi

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News watch reviews understand that on 14th May Malawian police in Karonga(the northern part of Malawi) seized a 40 horsepower Tanzanian vessel which was illegally transporting goods from Malawi to Tanzania on the disputed Lake Malawi.

It is also recently said that Some 16 crew members were arrested for smuggling 11 cows, alcohol, iron, mosquito nets and assorted medicines without an exporting licence.

The arrests come after Malawi deployed three passenger-cargo ships onto the lake on 29 April to affirm its authority over the waters.

Malawi lays claim to the whole lake, while Tanzania claims half. The dispute has long hindered productive relations between the neighbours.

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