Sunday, July 12, 2009

Drug Lords planning Guinea attack?

Well, that is the story so far according to State Radio in the Republic of Guinea (the former French Guinea).
The military government of Guinea says it has put the army on high alert at all border posts after uncovering plans for an attack on the country.

The West African state said armed men were gathering on the borders with Guinea-Bissau and Senegal to the north and Liberia to the south.

An announcement on state-run national radio said drugs cartels were believed to be behind the plans.
One of positive things about the military coup that followed the death of then-President Lansana Conte in December of 2008 was that the junta took a rather hard line against narco-traffickers, and got some pretty impressive results last March.

The BBC's John James in neighbouring Ivory Coast says there is no independent confirmation of the reality of any threat along Guinea's borders.
That's worth checking again, fellows. After all...


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