Chivayo, 2 others arrested after using grocery cover to smuggle drugs worth $27 million


Three women from Harare have recently been apprehended and charged with the illegal possession and transportation of a substantial quantity of cannabis, estimated to be worth around $27 million. The accused individuals, namely Brenda Chivayo, Unique Kasenza, and Stella Musokeri, allegedly used a bus to smuggle the drugs into Zimbabwe from South Africa, cleverly disguising them as ordinary groceries.

The arrest came about following a tip-off provided by a manager at Best Logistics Bus, who alerted the police about suspicious activities. Acting swiftly, the authorities arrived at the Highglen bus terminus last Sunday, where they discovered people unloading their luggage. However, two 60-litre plastic containers were left unclaimed.

Upon inspecting the containers, law enforcement officials were shocked to find them packed with cannabis cleverly concealed under a layer of groceries. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the police confiscated the containers and promptly advised the bus manager and crew to notify them immediately if anyone attempted to claim the suspicious cargo.

As fate would have it, the trio of accused women arrived the following day with the intention of retrieving the containers. However, their plans were abruptly thwarted as the authorities swiftly apprehended them at the scene.

The confiscated cannabis weighed approximately 33 kilograms, indicating the significant scale of the operation. Investigations are underway to determine the extent of the drug smuggling network and any potential accomplices involved.

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