Zimbabwe pair nabbed for drug corpse

2012-10-31 09:35

Harare - Zimbabwe police have detained two men on suspicion of drug-dealing after plainclothes police caught them trying to recover a corpse stashed with 1.4kg of heroin, local media reported on Tuesday.

The state-owned Herald newspaper reported that the pair, in their thirties, were arrested at a funeral parlour in the capital when they went to collect the body of suspected drug mule Ally Omari Mpili.

"Mpili reportedly died with 1.4kg of heroin in his stomach while in transit to South Africa," the paper said adding that the drugs were valued at $112 000.

His body was taken by police to a local morgue while awaiting a post-mortem by a government pathologist.

The two men were arrested on 24 October and have since been charged with breaching the dangerous drugs act.

"A post-mortem done on 25 October by a government pathologist led to the recovery of creamish ampoules in the deceased's intestines," prosecutor Tungamirai Chakurira told the Harare Magistrate's Court.

Mlawa Jumanne Ndumbogane and Mufungo Ngara were denied bail and remanded in custody until 12 November.

  • PrettyUsefulArt - 2012-10-31 09:47

    Good grief! This takes the, um, heroin?

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-10-31 10:19

      The only way to fight and reduce the scourge of drugs all over the world is to fight it from both sides: Dealers and users. That is the only way,users need to know that they will be jailed if caught in possession of drugs.As long as users are treated as victims and taken to fancy rehab centers,drugs will never go away.Lindsay Lohan is a good example of a user who will never quit because she never gets punished.

  • bongani.skhosana.773 - 2012-10-31 09:52

    Drug mule in zim

  • UncleShep - 2012-10-31 10:11

    The heading of this story is would understand that the pair are Zimbabweans whereas they not.....

      Erna - 2012-10-31 10:53

      It doesn't matter what nationality they were - they were rather stupid.

      andrez.kolesky - 2012-10-31 13:31

      Jumanne Ndumbogane, 33, and Mufungo Ngara, 39, of Mberengwa. Ally Omari Mpili's was a Tanzanian

  • jasper.benadie - 2012-10-31 10:29

    Who dares steal the prsidents job???

  • comrade.shefu - 2012-10-31 13:14

    Nigerian drug pair nabbed in Zim.Whats wrong with you news24?

  • michael.mcn.9 - 2012-11-01 19:44

    Kudos to the Zimbabwean authorities. Bad cess to the heroin dealers. Oops(??) to the drug mule. They don't make a sympathy card "sorry you died fr overdosing while smuggling heroin," but I have to believe if they did, the headline would be "Oops!"

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