Tanzanian woman arrested for drug possession

A 34–year–old Tanzanian woman was last week arrested at the Harare International Airport after she was found in possession of an illicit drug with a street value of $45 000 upon arrival from India.

SENIOR REPORTER

Mollel Jackline Richard, who stays in South Africa, was not asked to plead when she appeared before Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei yesterday.

She was remanded in custody to July 27.

Richard was allegedly found in possession of 15kg of ephedrine which stimulates the heart and nervous system. It is often found in herbal and diet pills.

The State alleged that Richard arrived at Harare International Airport aboard an Emirates flight from India.

The alleged drug pusher produced her passport at the immigration desk at the airport where an alert officer tipped CID Drugs detectives that Richard had a visa for India which is a known source for illicit drugs.

The court heard that Richard was taken for interviewing and during a search conducted on her by detectives they recovered 30 khaki envelopes containing a whitish substance which was wrapped with fabric sheets inside a maroon bag.

Tests were conducted on the substance and revealed that it was ephedrine. The drug was then taken for recording and weighing.

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9 Responses to Tanzanian woman arrested for drug possession

  1. bingo July 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    ma1 chaiwo

    • bepa ravanhu July 10, 2013 at 8:37 am #

      They need to survive, how are u surviving in Zimbo??????????????

  2. mwana wevhu July 9, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Anopenga chete munhu uyu. Madrugs they are very dangerous even for someone’s health.

    • vibez July 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

      Unopenga iwe how can smone try to survive with smthing tht is harmful do u even care abt zimbabwe or u just smthing alse

  3. Jongwe Rachembera July 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Good to see police are doing their job but I wonder why customs were not the first to search with CID being called to do the arrest. Anyway less drugs on the street. Lets hope those drugs are destroyed and dont find their way on to the streets via corrupt means.

    • bepa ravanhu July 10, 2013 at 8:40 am #

      Always manipulated by politicians, its a shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. macgyver July 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    dont ever play games with zim’s intelligence operatives and CID those men & women are at work.

  5. chief js July 9, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    chimukadzi ichi chazwa butter chichangwanyurwa nechando muchizarira,feed her on cabbage only till she develops a running stomach.

  6. kunyeperwa July 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Muzukuru waNyerere ehiwee! Huye you left SADC so coopération hapachina motomu dhipota kwake Tanzania where she will be released achiti makamuti a common street woman or “changu doa” zwi randanzwa hahahahaha cd!!!hahahaha!!

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