A police officer from Chiredzi was arrested after he was found in possession of 190 kilograms of marijuana(mbanje). Newsday reports. According to the publication, the police officer, Sergeant Luckdon Munhukwaye was arrested after ZRP received a tip-off that Munhukwaye’s alleged accomplice Phylis Mufandaedza was planning to do a drug deal.
It is the state’s case that:
On February 1, 2021 at around 3pm, Assistant Inspector Etwell Ngara received a tip-off that there was contraband of dagga at certain premises at Masekesa Business Centre.
On the same day at around 11pm, the police stormed the house, leading to the recovery of a packet of loose dagga which was on top of the wardrobe in one of the rooms.
They interrogated Cynthia Mhuriro after finding her inside the house, and she implicated Mufandaedza.
She told the police that Mufandaedza had been taken by some men who identified themselves as detectives from Chiredzi, who were driving a Toyota Hilux GD-6 Revo, who then seized the recovered dagga.
ZRP on their way home reportedly intercepted a car that Munhukwaye was driving, and after searching the vehicle, they found some bags of cannabis inside. Munhukwaye reportedly tried to flee the scene but was cornered by ZRP officers and was arrested. He is expected to appear in court on Thursday.
Last week ZRP arrested people who were found in possession of 2.3 tonnes of Mbanje.