A police officer stationed at ZRP Gutu was arrested last Thursday on charges of unlawful possession of dangerous drugs.
Constable Brian Dube (27) was caught while transporting 50kg of marijuana in a Honda Fit vehicle from Chipinge to Chiredzi.
According to a leaked police memo, on 4 August 2021 at around 0300 hours, sergeants Gwara, Mbiri, constables Runesu, Makuyana, Binde and Mawire police officers from ZRP Ndali were manning a police roadblock along the Ngundu –Tanganda road.
The police officers on duty stopped the Honda Fit which had two male occupants with Dube driving.
Runesu stopped the driver and handed over the vehicle to Gwara for searches. The memo read in part:
Upon searching the accused identified himself as a police officer by producing his police identity card alleging that he is stationed at ZRP Beitbridge. After the search, Sgt Gwara permitted the driver to proceed.
Sgt Gwara became suspicious that the motor vehicle could have carried dagga after sensing a strong smell of dagga during the searching process and he assigned Cst Runesu, Cst Mawire, and Cst Binde to follow the accused person`s vehicle using a well-wisher vehicle.
The police officers found Dube’s vehicle parked by the roadside about three kilometres away from the roadblock. Read the memo:
As they drew closer they saw the occupants fleeing from the vehicle and the police searched the vehicle and found a 50kg sack containing loose dagga inside the vehicle.
The vehicle was impounded and taken to ZRP Ndali and the matter was referred to Criminal Investigations Department Chiredzi.
The following day, the 5th of August 2021, Dube surrendered himself at CID Chiredzi in the company his lawyer Munyaradzi Vengesai of Mugiya and Muvhami law chambers.