Women in possession of 6kgs of dagga jailed

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Chitungwiza regional magistrate Mr Clever Tsikwa sentenced two women who were caught with six kilogrammes of dagga

The duo were,  each sentenced to four years behind bars, and one year was suspended on the condition of good behaviour.

Joyce Sithole (48) and Chipo Mazungunye (45) were convicted of unlawful dealing with drugs, in which 6,120 kgs of dagga stashed in a 50 kg bag was fortified by the state.

Prosecuting, Ms Pamela Dzinduwa told the court that on December 4 at around 7 pm, CID Beatrice members received information from a reliable source that Ranganai Panda of plot 20, village 1, Greenlands farm in Beatrice was in possession of drugs.

The police searched the house with consent from house owners which led to the recovery of one twist of dagga in his bedroom.

Ms Dzinduwa further told the court that when Panda was interviewed he indicated that he bought it from Sithole and Mazungunye who were distributing it. They were camped at their brother, Witness Makotowe’s house in Beatrice.

Police proceeded to Makotowe’s house where they recovered 6,120 kgs of dagga stashed in a 50 kg bag.

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