A 43-YEAR-OLD woman was arrested after being bust with 9.2kgs of heroin at Victoria Falls International Airport.
Allegations are that Shaik Zeenat Khatoon Rafiq intended to smuggle the heroin to India.
National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, said detectives from the CID Drugs and Narcotics, Victoria Falls wing received information that the suspect was in possession of heroin, which she intended to smuggle to India.
The detectives then trailed the woman to the Victoria Falls International Airport.
“The suspect, who intended to board an Ethiopian Airline to Addis Ababa en-route to India, was found with 9.2kgs of heroin stuffed in the lining of her travelling bag at the airport’s scanning point.”
Ass Comm Nyathi said the Victoria Falls arrest was not the only one involving drugs.
“In a related case, on 1 October, detectives from CID Drugs and Narcotics, Beitbridge reacted to a tip-off and arrested a cross border transporter, Obvious Moyo, 34, in connection with unlawful possession of 50 x 100 millilitres of Benylin cough syrup,” he said.
“The cough syrup was found hidden underneath other luggage in a Toyota Hilux with foreign number plates.
“Investigations by the police revealed that the suspect is being used by drug paddlers to transport contraband from South Africa into the country.”
Meanwhile, police in Chipinge arrested self-styled prophet, Paul Mashava, 37, for unlawful possession of python skin at his residence in Gaza.
“Police recovered the python skin from the suspect’s bedroom, rolled up in a plastic stashed in a tool box,” Ass Comm Nyathi said.
“The Zimbabwe Republic Police applauds the public for supplying useful information to the police.
“Above all, the police warn cross border transporters who are being used to transport illegal drugs from other countries that they risk being arrested and the law will take its course.”