ZRP yesterday (Friday) intercepted a Victoria Falls bound truck and discovered 144 bottles of broncleer and marijuana in Bulawayo, CITE reports.
Bloncleer referred to as bronco in the streets is a cough syrup that is banned in Zimbabwe because of its alcohol content but very popular with drug users in Zimbabwe.
The incident was confirmed by Bulawayo ZRP Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube who said they arrested a 31-year-old man Mthokozisi Lenje, who is employed as a switchboard operator at Mpilo Hospital for possession with intent to distribute illicit drugs:
Police in Bulawayo have arrested a man aged 31 years old for possession of Broncleer and dagga. Police traffic department was on patrol on Friday evening when they came across a motor vehicle which was heading to Victoria Falls at corner Masotsha Ndlovu and Lobengula street. They stopped and asked to search the motor vehicle and they discovered 144 bottles of Broncleer, one bottle of mayo gel and 2 cobs of Imbanje with a weight of approximately one kilogramme.
Upon questioning the driver, he indicated that the property belonged to Lenje and it was destined for some people in Victoria Falls. This led to the arrest of Mthokozisi Lenje aged 31 years who is employed at Mpilo Hospital as a switchboard operator.
He will appear in court soon, however, he is currently assisting police with investigations to establish the source of the 144 bottles and the mbanje and even the market.
Inspector Ncube praised the traffic officers for the job they are doing in trying to ensure that motorists don’t walk away after committing crime in his jurisdiction.
Last year a truck ferrying Broncleer was seized by ZIMRA in Bulawayo before unidentified men broke into the ZIMRA warehouse and took the truck and disappeared.