Police seize cannabis en route to Zimbabwe

Manica (AIM) – Police in the central Mozambican province of Manica have confiscated three sacks of cannabis en route to neighbouring Zimbabwe through the frontier post at Mossurize.

The perpetrators abandoned the stash in the bush after a heightened police presence alarmed them. However, the press officer at the Manica Provincial Police Command, Mateus Mindu, told AIM it was a routine police patrol that came across the cannabis, which he assumed was to be exported to Zimbabwe for sale. He added that the owners of the sacks were on the run and that “we have started gathering intelligence so we can capture these individuals and put an end to drug trafficking through the borders of the province”.

He continued, “this work will bring good results because we can count on the support of the local population who will help identify targets and the routes used by those dedicated to this business. We believe cannabis is produced in Mossurize and sold in Zimbabwe. Our aim is to find out exactly where the drug is grown”.

Mindu added that over the previous two days the police registered no other criminal act worth mentioning apart from the arrest of six people for border violations. Four of these were Mozambican and the others Zimbabwean.

During the same period, the local transport police inspected 1,600 vehicles and imposed 72 fines for violations in the highway code.

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