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WikiLeaks releases more information


MAPUTO (WKOW) -- More fallout from WikiLeaks. They just released information about the U.S. Embassy cables that show American concerns that Mozambique could become a narco-state.

The documents released this week quote unnamed law enforcement and business figures alleging widespread corruption and close ties between drug smugglers and Mozambique's government.

Mozambique's prime minister declined to specifically comment on the allegations, saying only that Mozambique and the U.S. have "good relations."

U.S. Embassy spokesman Tobias Bradford would not discuss the WikiLeaks release, but told reporters it was certainly true "that we are concerned about narco-trafficking in Mozambique."

Authorities say the illicit drugs are being sent overland to neighboring South Africa or by plane to Europe for sale.

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