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Peruvian national up for cocaine

By Melissa Edward / Published on Friday, 21 Sep 2018 14:02 PM / No Comments / 560 views

21 September 2018

A Peruvian national has appeared in court after being nabbed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International for possession of cocaine.

Wilmer Tarazona Aro was coming from Brazil when the police detectives from Criminal Investigation Department received information on the dangerous drugs he was carrying.

Wilmer was not asked to plead to the unlawful dealing in dangerous drugs charge when he appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa.

The State opposed bail and remanded the matter to October 4 as they have to look for a Spanish interpreter.

Allegations are that on September 23 this year, detectives from CID Drugs and Narcotics stationed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare received information that Wilmer was coming from Brazil aboard United Arab Emirates flight number EK 713 and suspected to be in possession of dangerous drugs.

The flight landed at around 5pm and Wilmer disembarked and went to the immigration counter for clearance.

Wilmer picked his two bags from the carousel within the airport arrival hall and selected the ZIMRA green route exit point where he was intercepted by the detectives.

The detectives conducted a search in Wilmer’s two bags and found whitish powder concealed in the holes of the suitcase handle rails. A field test was carried out and the substances tested positive for cocaine.

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