59 arrested in Harare drugs haul

Paul Nyathi

By Staff Reporter

THE Zimbabwe Republic Police’s Drugs and Narcotics Section has arrested 59 people in Harare’s central business district, Mbare and Five Avenue Shopping Centre for various offences, including sale, display and possession of unregistered drugs.

National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said one suspect was found in possession of 3 500 illicit tablets of different types, which were being sold from a residential premise.

He also said of interest was the fact that 13 suspects were arrested at Five Avenue Shopping Centre while selling different types of alleged sex enhancing drugs.

“The public is implored to continue reporting any illicit acts being undertaken by criminal elements at the complex,” Nyathi said.

He said 45 suspects were arrested for offences which included smoking and possession of dagga, adding that a total of 104 suspects were arrested during the
operation for drug related offences.

“The ZRP will also ensure that the law takes its course on anyone who connives, abets or assists drug peddlers to continue putting the lives of Zimbabweans in danger through the sale and offering of illicit substances or drugs to the unsuspecting public, among them the youth,” Nyathi said.