01 March 2017, MUTARE - Members of the Mutare Criminal Investigation Department (CID) last week arrested Arnold Gamunorwa for allegedly cultivating dagga, TellZim News has learnt.
Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the case and warned the public against producing illicit and dangerous drugs.
"The public must not grow dangerous drugs. We are saying this for the public's own good because when people do that, they not only face jail, but they also put their health and the health of others at risk," Inspector Kakohwa said.
On February 9, the police received a tip-off that the accused was cultivating mbanje at his homestead and members of the CID swooped onto the case a few days later.
When approached by the CIDs, Gamunorwa is said to have voluntarily led them to his garden where 37 matured mbanje plants were found, some of which were reportedly as tall as 2.5 metres.local