Drug smugglers busted with 48kg dagga, cough syrup stashed in car trailer  

By Staff Reporter

Police in Beitbridge have seized some 48kg of dagga and a large quantity of cough syrup, a contraband which was tucked in a false compartment of a South Africa-registered Toyota Quantum’s trailer while being driven into Zimbabwe Thursday.

The vehicle crew quickly fled the scene when they were busted.

Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident.

“On 31 March 2024, police in Beitbridge in conjunction with ZIMRA officials recovered 20 kilogrammes of dagga, with a street value of ZW$20 000 000, which was hidden in a Toyota Quantum vehicle at Malume parking lot, Beitbridge Border Post.

“One of the vehicle’s crew, Michael Mkhokheli fled from the scene leaving his passport in the car. Police have not yet located the driver. Investigations are in progress,” Nyathi said in a statement.

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