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Bogus gold buyers nabbed at roadblock

by Simbarashe Sithole
11 Jun 2020 at 12:39hrs | Views
Four bogus gold buyers were arraigned before Guruve resident magistrate Shingirai Mutiro yesterday for defrauding gold dealers.

The four Chimanga Isaac (30), Chibwe Nyasha(28), Mutariswa Tinotenda(32) and Magaisa Brighton (30) pleaded not guilty to two  charges fraud and possession of articles for criminal use.

They were remanded in custody to June 23 for trial.

Prosecutor Albert Mazhindu alleged that on March 15 the  suspects came to Mvurwi purporting to be gold buyers and defraud Samuel Tumbare and Moreblessing Mutunwa of their 180 grams of gold by paying them counterfeit  US$4800.

The complanaints discovered that they had been duped and filed a police report at Mazowe police station.

Working on a tip off on June 8 detectives from Mvurwi intercepted the four at a road block while driving a Honda Fit registration number AEW 9284.

A search was conducted and counterfeit gold weighing 13 250 grams was recovered .

Source - Byo24news

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