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Zimbabwe police arrest drug kingpin

by Staff Reporter
17 Aug 2017 at 14:27hrs | Views
The Zimbabwe Republic Police has arrested a 39 year old Malawian national, who was found in possession of dagga weighing more than 1 620 kilograms at Nyamapanda border post.

The ZRP has warned drivers in transit from smuggling drugs into the country following the arrest of the Malawian national.

He was nabbed driving a South African registered freightliner truck carrying 1 620 kilograms of dagga valued at US$162 000.

ZRP national spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the arrest saying the accused upon arrival at the border from Malawi to Zimbabwe produced a manifesto cargo of purported 28 tonnes of soya beans.

Searches were done leading to the recovery of the alleged dagga.

Meanwhile, trial for the alleged drug kingpin James Francis Joscelyne who was found in possession of an assortment of machinery used to make cocaine capsules and drugs in Glen Lorne, Harare did not commence today as the accused continues to demand the police to divulge their whistle blower who led to his arrest.

The investigating officer, detective Sergeant Brighton Samanyika who was testifying before Harare magistrate, Ms Nomsa Sabarauta said they cannot divulge their source as they are entitled to protect him and the alleged caller refused to identify himself.

Joscelyne through his lawyer has since applied for an order that directs police to investigate all the calls received to find out who the caller was and a ruling will be made this Thursday (tomorrow).

In another case, an alleged notorious robber Enock Mubengwa aged 30 who has been involved in a spree of robberies in Chipinge, Harare and Gokwe has appeared in court.

Mubengwa was remanded in custody but is in hospital under police supervision until August 30 since he was shot trying to escape from police custody.

He (Mubengwa) and his accomplices Tawanda Prince Maregere who is already serving a jail term in Chipinge, Fredrick Mubengwa and Learnmore Parirai Mubengwa who are still at large are being investigated for robbing service stations, churches and schools in the mentioned areas armed with iron bars, bolt cutters and hammers.

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