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Chiredzi woman found in possession of 50 sachets of guka

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A Chiredzi woman narrowly avoided a custodial sentence when a Chiredzi Magistrate suspended two out of her 12 months prison term, provided she refrained from committing a similar offense within the next five years, with the rest of the sentence being commuted to community service.

The woman was found in possession of 50 sachets of guka, a hazardous drug widely abused, especially by youths, with a street value of US$150. She will perform 350 hours of community service at Chiredzi Magistrates’ Court for the offense.

The incident occurred on November 8 during a police operation targeting illicit drugs. Acting on a tip, police discovered that Nyaradzo Chipato was selling guka, also known as crystal meth or mutoriro.

A search of her residence, aided by sniffer dogs, led to the recovery of 50 sachets of the dangerous drug hidden behind a curtain in a bread pack, resulting in her arrest.

This development aligns with the country’s ongoing efforts to combat drug and substance abuse, particularly among the youth population

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