Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

LOCAL NEWS

Police raid Matapi flats

Police raid Matapi flats

Police yesterday raided suspected drug dealers in Mbare, Harare, as they intensify the crackdown against drug suppliers and peddlers.

The number of people arrested yesterday will be released today.

On Wednesday, police arrested 366 people bringing the total number of people arrested on drug charges to 1 389 since last Friday.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the Mbare raids included Nzimbe in Matapi, Mbare Musika and some houses that were being used to make illicit brews.

“Some of the houses we raided were being used by people as waiting rooms, but are now being occupied by some families who are now engaging in criminal activities such as brewing illicit and dangerous substances, which promote drug and substance abuse and related criminal activities.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

This week, police warned cross-border bus and truck drivers, who are believed to be part of the drugs smuggling syndicate, to stop the practice or face dire consequences.

Police and other authorities have since increased surveillance and checks at all border posts as the operation against drug suppliers and peddlers intensifies.

There have been reports that most of the drivers are paid to smuggle illicit substances into the country for delivery to dealers and peddlers. Other bus drivers on intercity routes are also part of the distribution network.

The Police statement reads:

After the media expose last night, the ZRP raided Nzimbe area in Matapi, Mbare Musika, along the road linking Chicken Slice and OK Mbare, where some residence which were previously used as waiting rooms are now occupied by some families who are using them to engage in illicit brew activities, which promote drug and substance abuse and related criminal activities.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

The police recovered four truck loads of illicit brew and made several arrests. The exact number of arrests will be released tomorrow.

Meanwhile, 08/02/23, 366 arrests were made country-wide on the operation, “No to dangerous drugs and illicit substances,” bringing the cumulative arrests to 1 389.

In other news…

Doctor who raised another man’s child for 11 years sues ex-lover for US$163,000

 

A doctor who paid maintenance for a child for 11 years is suing his ex-lover for US$163,000 after learning that the child is not his.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Doctor who raised another man’s child for 11 years sues ex-lover for US$163,000

A pathologist from Bulawayo named Dr. Roger Kruger Hendrick Chigangacha has sued Natasha Popova Sibanda in the High Court to get his money back for tricking him into caring for another man’s child.

Chigangacha was not the father of the kid, according to…read more

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Catch More Updates Below

LOCAL NEWS

A bold individual, disguised as a woman, managed to manipulate a police officer into hiring them for sexual services, successfully deceiving both the officer...

LOCAL NEWS

MASVINGO | A Gutu family is angry because Police has not arrested a man who severely assaulted their relative two weeks ago resulting in...

Life Style

Two former cops arrested for allegedly kidnapping Eight suspects, among them two former police officers from the Free State, are set to appear in...

LOCAL NEWS

Harare | A daring bogus police officer was apprehended while terrorizing motorists along Chinhoyi Street in Harare. The 21-year-old suspect, Munashe Musekiwa, also known...

LOCAL NEWS

Chaos erupted along Forbes Road in Harare as two men took matters into their own hands, assaulting a police officer following a vehicular accident....

LOCAL NEWS

A Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) member was fined US$200 by a magistrate following his conviction for culpable homicide. Farai Muchandisiye (37) appeared before a...

LOCAL NEWS

Drug Dealer Flees from police A drug dealer, caught with marijuana and prohibited cough syrups at Beitbridge Border Post, managed to escape amidst the...

LOCAL NEWS

In a significant operation, the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) busted a South African crossborder kombi smuggling a dangerous cocktail of drugs into the country....

Advertisement
error: Content is protected !!