ZIMBABWE – A 44-year-old man was arrested and taken to court after he was found in possession of 20kilograms of dagga in his bedroom.
Steven Rukara, of No.5091 Budiriro 3 Harare, appeared at the Harare magistrates’ court charged with illegal possession of dagga.
Rukara denied the charges when he appeared before magistrate Tendai Rusinahama who remanded him in custody to today for bail ruling.
The State led by Francesca Mukumbiri had it that on January 12 detectives from CID Drugs were tipped that Rukara was dealing in dangerous drugs.
On the same day, they proceeded to his house at around 1pm where they interviewed him.
It is said that the police recovered 25 black plastic bags containing loose dagga which were hidden under the bed.
The dagga was taken to the Harare Main Post Office where it weighed 19.80kgs with a street value of US$1 980.
Rukara was then taken to court where he denied the charges.