Abel Zhakata, Senior Reporter
POLICE in Chipinge have arrested two brothers who were in possession of 16kgs of dagga which they were busy sorting and selling at their homestead in Checheche Growth Point.
The siblings, Luke (30) and Truelove Mtetwa (44) of Number 74 Checheche are facing charges of unlawfully dealing in dangerous drugs as defined in Section 156(1)(a) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9.23.
Circumstances to the case were that on October 4 at around 7am detectives who were on patrol around the area picked information to the effect that the accused persons were dealing in dangerous drugs at their homestead.
The detectives went close to the suspects’ residence and made static surveillance.
They then observed that people were making random visits at the homestead.
This gave suspicion that the visitors were buying dangerous drugs as per the received tip off.
Detectives raided the homestead and then carried out a search at the home. They found dagga stashed in black plastic paper bags and some spread on the floor.
Luke was subsequently arrested and the dagga was taken as exhibit.
While detectives were still at the accused persons’ homestead, Truelove who is Luke’s brother arrived and claimed ownership of the recovered dagga.
He was also arrested.
During investigations detectives learnt that the two brothers were using the porous international border between Mozambique and Zimbabwe to traffic the dagga into the country.
The recovered dagga was weighed at Checheche Zimpost and it measured 16,2kgs.
They are expected to appear in court soon.