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Police in cocaine bust

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Two men appeared in court on Tuesday facing charges of possessing more than 1,7kg of cocaine with a street value of more than $100 000, which they allegedly intended to sell in Bulawayo.

Truman Adam (29), of Mufakose in Harare, and his nephew, Elasto Mugwidi, of Nketa in Bulawayo, were not asked to plead to possession of cocaine in contravention of the Dangerous Drugs Act, when they appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Shepherd Mjanja.

The pair, represented by their lawyer Tawengwa Hara, were both remanded out of custody to August 8 on $400 bail each.

Representing the State, Malvern Nzombe told the court that on Friday last week, detectives received information that the pair was allegedly in possession of cocaine and were looking for a buyer.

The detectives were told that Adam and Mugwidi were at Bulawayo City Hall, allegedly waiting to meet a potential buyer and the whistleblowers gave the police the descriptions of the two.

On arrival at the City Hall, the detectives identified the pair and observed Adam carrying a black bag.
They pounced on them.

After the arrest, they conducted a body search and also searched the bag and found two plastic bags containing a white powder.

The pair was taken to the Drugs and Narcotics Section where the powder was weighed and had a weight of 1,725kg.

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