A MARONDERA man, who was found in possession of 40 sacks of marijuana, was on Tuesday sentenced to five years in prison.
Christopher Muza was convicted after a full trial by Harare magistrate, Gloria Takundwa.
Prosecutor Zvikomborero Mupasa, said on July 10 last year, Constable Elisha Pise of ZRP Rhodesville, and Milton Amos Chaniwa, a member of the Crime Consultative Committee, were on mobile patrol in the Msasa industrial area, Harare, when they intercepted a grey Nissan Caravan along Citron Road.
The team ordered the car to stop, but Muza sped off in the opposite direction.
The police gave chase and blocked the car along Whites Way Road in Msasa.
Muza jumped out of the vehicle and ran away.
They opened the car and found sacks of dagga wrapped with black plastic paper.
Muza also left his Itel P32 cellphone on the driver’s seat and the car keys on the ignition.
The team then informed Detective Constable Muzhanje, of CID Drugs Harare, who rushed to the scene.
A follow-up was made, using his cell phone, leading to his arrest.
The seized 5 967kg of dagga had an estimated street value of $1 176 000.