The eldest son of the former President of Guinea, Lansana Conte, has confessed to drugs trafficking on state TV.

Ousame Conte was arrested on Monday on drug trafficking charges by the junta that seized power hours after the death of his father in December.

The once powerful Guinea army officer told state TV: “I am in the drug business and I regret it.”

But Mr. Conte denied rumors that he is the godfather of the country’s booming trade in cocaine destined for Europe.

Mr. Conte appeared unwell and was shown lying on bed, hooked up to an intravenous drip. He said he was sick, although no details of his illness were given.

On Monday, the former president’s brother -in-law was also shown on state TV confessing he had received tens of thousands of dollars from a Colombian partner.

The army officers who seized power when President Conte died said they intended to punish the corruption associated with the illegal drugs trade.



2 Responses

  1. […] godfather of Guinea’s booming cocaine trade, eldest son of Guinea President Lansana Conté, Ousmane Conté, stated that although “it’s true I am mixed up in this drug business, but I’m not […]

  2. Super work over again! Thank you.

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