LATEST: Man caught attempting to smuggle a gun and dangerous weapons into Zimbabwe


Police in Beitbridge arrested a 32-year-old foreign national, Mathabi Tshililo as he was attempting to smuggle a firearm and dangerous weapons into the country while at the Robert Mugabe International Airport, Precious Maunganidze (39) was nabbed trying to smuggle ammunition to South Africa.

Tshililo was nabbed on Friday.

“The suspect was found in possession of a Pietro Beretta Pistol, 50 x 9mm live rounds, two spears, an axe, a knobkerrie, a button stick, a pair of handcuffs, a pepper spray and an electric shocker,” said the police via their official Tweeter account.

The ammunition that Maunganidze was found in possession of was stashed inside a plastic bottle with oil, razor blade and a magnet.

“The suspect claimed that she was given the ammunition by a prophet based in South Africa as a lucky charm. Investigations are in progress,” said the police.

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