Zimbabwean top model Tumelo Nare and Precious Bango are expected to appear in court today in Harare on allegations of possessing cocaine.
The two were reportedly found with 0.2 grams of the drug, which is valued at $16,000, in a hotel room. Tumelo and Precious’ arrest come with in the campaign done by the police to stop drug abuse in the country. The two ladies are role models to upcoming girls in the country who dream of being models in the future and their involvement in drugs is a great disappointment.
Zimbabwe Republic Police Statements on arrest of drug possession
On 06/03/23, police throughout the country arrested 89 people on the operation, “No to dangerous drugs and illicit substances,” bringing cumulative arrests to 3 345.
Meanwhile, 251 arrests were made on the operation on enforcement of route permits and time tables on Passenger Public Service Vehicles, bringing cumulative arrests to 7 265.
Zimbabwe against drug abuse
The Zimbabwean government has been actively fighting against drug abuse and trafficking in the country. The government has implemented a number of measures to combat the problem, including:
The creation of the Zimbabwe Anti-Drug Abuse Trust (ZADAT), a government-funded organization that works to prevent drug abuse, provide rehabilitation services for addicts, and educate the public on the dangers of drug use.
The establishment of the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC), which is responsible for investigating and prosecuting drug-related crimes in the country.
The enactment of the Dangerous Drugs Act, which criminalizes the possession, use, sale, and distribution of illegal drugs in Zimbabwe.
The implementation of drug testing for public servants, including police officers, to ensure that they are not using or trafficking drugs.
The collaboration with regional and international organizations, such as the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), to share information and best practices on drug control.
Despite these efforts, drug abuse and trafficking remain significant problems in Zimbabwe. The government continues to work to strengthen its drug control policies and increase public awareness of the dangers of drug use.