19 March 2019

Zimbabwe: Two Zambians Caged for Illicit Drug Trade in Bulawayo

A Bulawayo magistrate on Friday convicted and fined two Zambians for possessing and selling unregistered drugs to vendors in Bulawayo.

Kasonde Francis Mwamba (50), of house number CB Njube, Bulawayo, and Dube Kanjela (40) of Ma 250 Malamba, Livingstone, Zambia appeared before Bulawayo provincial magistrate, Franklin Mkwananzi charged with contravening the Medicines Allied Substance and Control Act Chapter 15:03.

Magistrate Mkwananzi fined the two Zambians RTGS$300 each or three months in jail.

According to the State led by Mufaro Mageza, on 13 March this year around 11:30 hours police detectives from CID drugs and Narcotics squad received information to the effect that the accused were supplying unregistered medicines to vendors at Renkin bus terminus.

A team of four detectives was deployed to the bus terminus.

"On the 13 of March 2019 at around 11:30 hours and at Renkin bus terminus, accused were found in possession of 200 Lofnac tablets, 200 Indomethacin capsules, 1000 Ibuprofen tablets without a license or permit," Mageza told the court.

The recovered drugs have got a street value of RTGS$320-00.

The magistrate said the accused had no right to possess the unregistered medicines without a permit.

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