Man in hot soup after being caught with 1 530kg of mbanje


Suspected drug dealer apprehended: Massive seizure of 1,530kg of dagga worth $50 million

In a significant breakthrough, law enforcement authorities have successfully captured a suspected drug dealer in possession of a staggering 1,530 kilograms of dagga, estimated to have a street value of $50 million.

According to a statement released on X, police detectives executed a carefully planned operation by assuming the role of potential buyers. Undercover officers managed to ensnare Collen Nyakarenga (35), who attempted to sell them 90 kilograms of dagga. The illicit substance was discovered inside a silver Toyota Granvia vehicle, leading to the suspect’s prompt arrest.

The apprehension took place on Saturday at the Skyline tollgate along the Masvingo Highway. Following the arrest, a subsequent search of Nyakarenga’s residence at Brema Farm in Beatrice uncovered an additional 16 sacks, each containing 90 kilograms of dagga.

The statement from the police provides insight into the operation, stating, “On 09/12/23, detectives from CID Drugs and Narcotics Harare, acted on received information and arrested Collen Nyakarenga (35) for unlawful Possession of 1 530 kilograms dagga with a street value of ZW$50 000 000.00. The detectives purported to be potential buyers of dagga and lured the suspect to Skyline tollgate along Masvingo Highway where the suspect was apprehended after he produced a 90-kilogram sack of dagga which was in a silver Toyota Granvia motor vehicle. The detectives also recovered 16 X 90 kilograms of dagga stored at the suspect’s residence at Brema Farm, Beatrice.”

This significant seizure underscores the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies to combat drug-related crimes in the country. The successful operation serves as a reminder of the dedication and vigilance demonstrated by these officers in their tireless pursuit of maintaining public safety and curbing the illegal drug trade.

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