Crime & courts

Police bust marijuana traffickers

POLICE in Nyamapanda, Mashonaland East province, on Monday intercepted an ox-drawn scotchcart laden with marijuana crossing from neighbouring Mozambique, and arrested two suspects.


Obert Katsande (51) and Luckmore Tobve all of Botso village, under Chief Goronga are currently in custody for possession of five bags of mbanje weighing 100kg and worth US$100 000.

Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the arrest of the duo and urged the public to desist from drug trafficking. According to police, on May 26, at around 7pm, detectives in Nyamapanda received a tip off that there was a scotchcart carrying marijuana passing through Botso village from Mozambique.


The detectives then found the scotchcart at a homestead and conducted searches, leading to the discovery of five sacks inside Katsande’s bedroom. Katsande then implicated Tobve, leading to his arrest.


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