Zimbabwean Caught Trying to Smuggle Diamonds Out of the Country

Finance and Trade
08/12/2015 10:14

Further evidence of the ongoing smuggling of diamonds from the Marange area of eastern Zimbabwe to Mozambique has been provided with the reporting of a case of a man who hid 72 diamonds in his underwear and was stopped shortly before he reached the Mozambique side of the border. The diamonds were reportedly worth more than $14,300. News reports in recent years have spoken of countless cases of smuggling of rough stones from Marange out of the country, particularly on behalf of senior army officers, officials, and businesspeople.