Police seize one million kilogrammes of mbanje

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Police seize one million kilogrammes of mbanje

The Sunday Mail

Bulawayo Bureau

POLICE have seized more than one million kilogrammes of marijuana and thousands of kilogrammes of other illegal narcotics valued at $38 million since the beginning of the year.

Statistics provided by police to our Bulawayo Bureau show that 7 263 suspects have been arrested for the possession of marijuana and distribution of Class A drugs like cocaine and crystal methamphetamine popularly known as crystal meth or ‘guka’ on the streets.

National police spokesman Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police have seized 1 013 024kg of processed mbanje, while some 1 143 marijuana plants have also been confiscated.

He said police also seized 17 323kg of crystal meth, 1 241,33kg of ephedrine and the 6,04kg of cocaine.

In addition, 1 331 (100ml) bottles of Broncleer, 41 (100ml) bottles of Histalix, an illicit cough syrup, have also been seized since January.

“All the drugs are valued at more than $38 million,” he said.

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