Tanzanian official said law enforcers have seized 36 kilogrammes of gemstones, including Tanzanite, at a border entry town with Kenya.
Longido District Commissioner in Arusha region, Frank Mwaisumbe said the gemstones were being smuggled out of the country through neighbouring Kenya.
Mwaisumbe said the value of the gemstones were yet to be established by officers.
He said the gemstones were seized by a special team of law enforcers, who received a tip off on an attempt to smuggle the gemstones using a bus plying between Tanzania’s safari capital Arusha and Kenyan capital Nairobi.