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Foreign currency dealer misses his wedding after arrest

In a sad development, an illegal foreign currency dealer missed his wedding on Saturday after he was arrested among 65 others during a blitz being carried out by law enforcement agencies.

Lardmio Ruvisi of Warren Park 1, told the National Prosecuting Authority vetting office that when he was arrested on Independence Day, he was looking for United States dollars to finalise his wedding preparations.

He was arrested, together with the other 64 suspected dealers, in a blitz in Harare.

The is alleging that on Independence Day, a team of detectives was conducting an operation against illegal forex traders.

They conducted surveillance at the corner of Sir Seretse Khama Street (former Angwa Street) and George Silundika Avenue and spotted Ruvisi dealing in foreign currency.

The team approached him and Bianca Masvaure and requested him to transfer Buddie airtime for ZiG130  equivalent to US$10.

 Masvaure gave Ruvisi US$10 who then failed to transfer the airtime to Masvaure’s phone. He was arrested.

It’s back in court today together with the 64 other dealers who are being charged separately.

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