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Two private guards arrested in Mozambique

(B2) The Attorney General ordered the release on Thursday (May 3) of two Danish private guards (Jack Nielsen and Peter Junlet). They had been arrested by Mozambican police in the port of Nacala the previous Monday because they were in possession of bulletproof vests. The police in this port in the north of the country (Nampula province) have been on edge since they seized weapons from a merchant ship last March. Weapons intended to protect against piracy but which it considered to be transferred illegally. According to the site All Africa reporting the information, local police were simply unaware of pre-existing agreements allowing private guards to disembark with weapons and luggage at the country's ports.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).