Zim Leader declares war on drug dealers

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ZTN Correspondent

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has added his voice to the fight against drug abuse.

Speaking at the burial of the late Roman Catholic Church Priest, Father Emmanuel Ribeiro at the National Heroes Acre in Harare today, the president declared war on drug lords and called for concerted efforts in the fight against drugs.

He said drugs are destroying Zimbabwe’s moral fabric.

Unemployed youths form the majority of users, exposing themselves to addiction. Drug users pose a constant danger to society as the drugs make them more violent.

The president directed law enforcement agents and the judiciary to increase their efforts in apprehending drug peddlers.

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The president’s call, comes after a Zimbabwe Republic Police blitz on drug peddlers arrested more than 200 drug dealers in Harare. A 32 year old Brazilian national was arrested at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport while in possession of 4,5 kilogrammes of cocaine worth 32 million dollars.

In May a foreign woman was arrested at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe international airport while trying to smuggle cocaine valued at $7,5 million.