A 23-YEAR-OLD Mutare man appeared in court yesterday for breaching the Medicines and Allied Substances Control Act after he was allegedly found with 162 bottles of Broncleer, a potent cough syrup which has become popular with alcohol abusers.
by OBEY MANAYITI
Junior Promise Sithole pleaded guilty to the charge and will be sentenced today.
Sithole told the court that he obtained the syrup from a South Africa-based Nigerian colleague.
The court heard that on February 3 this year, detectives received a tip-off to the effect that Sithole was dealing in illicit drugs.
Acting on that tip-off, police detectives pounced on him and recovered 162 by 100 millilitres of the cough syrup stashed in two satchels.
The cough syrup is normally purchased on prescription by a qualified medical doctor.
Donald Mudadirwa prosecuted.