A 44-year-old Bulawayo man has appeared before the Harare Magistrates court facing four counts of illegal dealing in firearms without a licence.
The court heard that during the period from 2016 to date, David Fugao acquired fake firearms certificates in his name and used them to buy different high calibre rifles from registered firearms dealers.
Fugao gave the firearms to his co-accused Clive Kadambure who is on remand for similar charges. Kadambure would then trade the rifles to poachers and armed robbers. Some of the firearms were being smuggled into neighbouring countries.
Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi, remanded him in custody to the 22nd of November.