Six more arrested for gold smuggling

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Harare(New Ziana)-Police on Friday said six more people were arrested on Thursday in connection with the case in which Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya was arrested while allegedly attempting to smuggle 6 kg of gold to Dubai.

In a statement, the police said the suspects would appear in court soon.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms that six more suspects have been arrested in connection with the gold smuggling investigation on Henrietta Rushwaya. These are Ali Mohamad, Stephen Chenjerai Tserayi, Raphios Mufandauya, one Superitendent Shoko and Detective Chief Inspector Chimhungu,” said police.

Rushwaya was arrested at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International airport on Monday after scanners at the airport checkpoint detected the gold in her hand language and she failed to produce the export documents.

The Harare magistrates court on Wednesday remanded Rushwaya in custody to Friday for determination of bail application.

Prosecutors told the court that new details had emerged in the case, indicating that Rushwaya could be part of a bigger syndicate involved in smuggling.

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