Powerman Mupeta, 35, from Dangamvura high-density suburb is the first person
to receive a lengthy jail term for possessing diamonds since the
precious gems were discovered three years ago in Chiadzwa, Marange.
Several high profile diamond dealers have been arrested but they were acquitted in suspicious circumstances.
Mupeta was arrested in May last year after he was found in possession
of diamond pieces weighing 61,56 carats. The value was not stated when
he appeared in court but a carat can be valued at as much as US$500 or
US$1000 depending on clarity.
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