Drug dealers arrested
14 May 2018
TWO brothers were arrested in Mbare for possessing unregistered medicines and money laundering.
Detectives from CID Drugs executed a warrant of search and seizure in Mbare and found Learnmore Tom and Joseph Tom with 0.9kgs of dagga, 273 bottles of Histalix, 106 bottles of BronCleer and cash.
Deputy police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi confirmed the arrest saying the detectives had to force themselves into the tightly secured house and recovered US$18 411, R2930, $107 000 bond notes and $6320 bond coins from the suspects’ safe and the matter is now before the courts.
Chief Supt Nyathi also thanked members of the public for their cooperation and information which has led to the arrest of 20 criminals who included armed robbers, drug dealers and car-jackers.
“From January 2018 to date, detectives in Harare have recovered various property ranging from television sets, one and half tonnes of dagga, unregistered medicines and other drug contrabands which include BronCleer, khat and skin lightening creams,” said Chief Supt Nyathi.
“Police also recovered 58 motor vehicles some of which were stolen, used during the commission of offences or were proceeds of crime as well as weapons which were being used in the commission of robbery cases.
“The recovered weapons included two AK rifles, five revolvers and 9 pistols, machetes, explosives, bayonets, crowbars and pepper sprays.
“Investigations carried out reveal that most victims were robbed after boarding private motor vehicles or after picking up passengers.
“Most of the vehicles being used in the commission of these offences were Honda Fit, Toyota Wish and Raum.
“Police are encouraging members of the public to use ordinary public service vehicles which are registered and traceable.
“They should avoid boarding motor vehicles with no registration plates and standing at dark places while looking for transport,” said Chief Supt Nyathi.
He urged members of the public to stay away from crime scenes as they risk being injured in cases of crossfire and continue cooperating by supplying information that will assist in clearing drug peddling, theft of motor vehicles and armed robbery cases.a