Brazilian Drug Dealer Busted With 4.3kg Cocaine At The Airport
A 22-year-old man from Sao Paulo, Brazil was busted trying to smuggle cocaine at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.
Guilherme Sodre Da Salvia was arrested on Monday upon landing at the airport aboard an Ethiopian Airways with the cocaine stashed in a jacket.
Salvia is today expected to appear at the Harare Magistrates’ Court answering to charges of smuggling 4.3kg of cocaine into the country with an estimated street value of more than $36million.
According to The Herald, he will be charged with unlawful dealing in dangerous drugs.
This comes barely a week after another Brazilian national was also busted smuggling cocaine into the country.
Karoline Silva Mafra, of Santa Catarina, was allegedly found in possession of 230 grams of cocaine worth $1 932 000.
The 23-year-old Brazilian appeared in court yesterday along with two locals, Patience Murinda (32) and Siegfried Sibuzisi Ndlovu both of Kuwadzana Extension in Harare facing similar charges.
Due to the national lockdown, there has been a shortage of drugs in the country. Zimbabwean ghetto youths are reportedly now extracting liquid from used and disposed sanitary pads and baby diapers to supplement the shortage of drugs in the market.
The chemical content from the sanitary pads and baby diapers is either drank mixed with broncleer or injected into the system together with other injectable drugs found in the street.
The smuggling of drugs into the country has always been a huge problem in Zimbabwe as it results in drug abuse among the youths.
In an effort to stop drug trafficking and drug abuse, the CID drugs and Narcotics squad are always on high alert and working tirelessly to reduce drug supply through raids at the ports of entry and on haulage trucks transporting the drugs.
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