143 Drug Dealers Nabbed As Police Raid Drug Bases
143 drug dealers have been arrested following a police crackdown on drug peddlers and syndicates in Chitungwiza and Harare.
So far police have raided areas like Mbare, Chitungwiza, Mabvuku, Epworth, Dzivarasekwa, Glen Norah, Mufakose, Southview, and Highfield which are festooned with drug peddlers, who range from pushers to suppliers, with links to international drug trafficking rings.
The Herald reports that in raids that were carried over the weekend, police busted drug havens where they recovered drugs such as marijuana, ganja cakes, and a prohibited cough syrup called BronCleer (bronco).
They also found the dealers selling illicit brews such as “musombodhiya” and illegal aphrodisiacs such as Oto and Blue Diamond pills as well as skin lightening creams such as Diproson.
Hard drugs such as cocaine and Crystal Methamphetamine commonly known as “mutoriro”, “dombo” or “guka” were also found at the raided bases.
In an interview with the publication yesterday, national police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said law enforcement agents are stepping up the fight against drugs in the country.
According to Asst Comm Nyathi, police recovered Crystal Methamphetamine and Ephedrine drugs from Privilege Munetsi, Oto Pills from Anastasia Murudzirwa (52), and Blue Diamond pills from Marjory Moyo. One Portia Chekuenda was caught with 46 grams of crystal methamphetamine, while the house of Faith Sithole (40) in Mbare was also raided and 7 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine was discovered along with two, 8kgs of cocaine.
Containers of illicit drugs and blankets were also burnt to ashes as youths from the neighborhood used the structure as their drug base.
As of now, Asst Nyathi said, some of the cases are before the courts while more peddlers will be brought to face the full wrath of the law after thorough investigations.