Police in Mutare has arrested a woman who was hiding 83 uncut diamonds in her underwear and private parts. Vimbai Munjoma (43) was arrested at a roadblock when she was returning from the Chiadzwa diamond fields in a car with five men.
It is reported that the detectives who had been tipped off stopped the car, searched the occupants and recovered the mineral. Prosecutor Fletcher Karombe was quoted as saying:
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A total of 16 pieces of diamonds were recovered from Munjoma’s pants.
Reports say that Munjoma was taken to a local hospital, where another 67 diamonds were found in her private parts.
There have been reports that diamonds have been smuggled from Zimbabwe. This was confirmed by former president Mugabe who argued that mining firms in Chiadzwa had robbed Zimbabwe about 15 billion dollars in gems.
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