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Mbanje Farmer Arrested In Penhalonga

185 Mbanje Plants Discovered

Police last week arrested a 52-year-old man was arrested in Penhalonga for possession of 185 mbanje plants, police Spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed.

This is the latest arrest as the war against drug dealers and smugglers has intensified.

“On August 30, ZRP Penhalonga arrested Benjamin Musamuka aged 52 at Muteyambiri Village for unlawful cultivation of dagga. Police reacted swiftly to a tip-off and went to the suspect’s field where they found 185 plants of dagga,” Nyathi said.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old mbanje smuggler was arrested on allegations of attempting to bribe the police with US$30 to avoid being searched while entering the country illegally in Beitbridge from South Africa.

He was slinking into the country along a railway line at the old bridge.

Following his arrest, Simbarashe Muyambo was found in possession of about 70 cobs of mbanje stashed in a travelling bag.

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