Woman gets 14 months in jail after being caught with mbanje and illegal cough syrup


Harare woman receives 14-month sentence for unlawful drug possession

In a recent ruling by the Harare Magistrates’ Court, Prudence Chinhoi, a Glenview resident, has been handed a 14-month prison sentence for the unlawful possession of drugs. The National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe (NPAZ) confirmed the verdict, shedding light on the circumstances that led to Chinhoi’s arrest.

According to the NPAZ statement, police officers, acting on a tip-off, approached Chinhoi on June 10, 2023. Posing as potential buyers of illicit substances, the officers engaged her in a transaction involving dagga (marijuana) and illegal cough syrup. The disguised officers apprehended Chinhoi during the encounter and seized a significant quantity of contraband.

Reports indicate that law enforcement recovered 50 bottles of Adco-salterpyn cough syrup, along with a plastic bag containing 980 grams of loose dagga.

“She was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment of which 6 months were suspended. She will serve 8 months effectively,” reads the statement.

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