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Jail for 700kgs peddling drug mule after conviction

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By Mary Taruvinga


A 38-YEAR-old Harare drug peddler who was nabbed transporting dagga weighing over 700kgs with a street value of RTGS$49 000 has been convicted.

Ranganai Samhembere was convicted by Harare magistrate, Babra Chimboza after a full trial in which prosecutor Peter Kachirika proved that he was the owner of the illicit drug haul.

Samhembere will know his fate this Tuesday when the magistrate sentences him.

According to the State Samhembere was arrested on April 13 last year while driving a Toyota Hiace registration number AEL 2492.

He was in company of another suspect, who is set to face trial.

Acting on a tip-off detectives pounced on the two as they loaded their illicit loot into their vehicles.

Kachirika proved the police proceeded to the provided place, where they intercepted the two vehicles.

Samhembere was arrested after a search was conducted on his vehicles where 29 bags of dagga weighing 700 kgs were recovered.

Further investigations showed that Samhembere was the owner of the vehicles.

The dagga had a street value of RTGS$49 000.