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Zimbabwean man found with gold worth $1 million at border post

by Staff reporter
17 Sep 2015 at 22:10hrs | Views

A Kwekwe man has been arrested at the Plumtree border post trying to smuggle gold valued at almost $1 million to Botswana.

Tudhope James Rov, who was driving a Toyota Hilux pickup vehicle, was found in possession of 76 pieces of smelted gold worth above $980 000 and without a licence.

It is suspected Rov wanted to smuggle the gold to Botswana.

ZRP Chief Spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba has confirmed the arrest.

The accused is set to appear at the Plumtree Magistrate Court on Friday, the 18th of September.

Meanwhile, police have expressed concern over the increase in the number of people drowning across the country.

Statistics show that between January and August this year, the police sub-aqua section has attended 80 cases of drowning and managed to retrieve 78 bodies.

Police say it is disheartening to note that some of the drowning cases could have been avoided had precautionary measures been taken.

Source - zbc