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Brazilian Drug Dealer (22) Further Remanded In Custody

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Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:33:32 GMT
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Brazilian Drug Dealer (22) Further Remanded In Custody

A 22-year-old Brazilian national who was recently arrested for allegedly smuggling cocaine into Zimbabwe has appeared before a Harare magistrate and further remanded in custody.

Guilherme Sodre Alvenaz Da Silveria from Sao Paulo in Brazil was arrested on 7 April on landing at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport aboard an Ethiopian Airways flight.

He was found in possession of 4.3kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $36 million.

Da Silveria was intercepted by a team comprising of detectives from CID Drugs and Narcotics Harare, Canine Harare, CID Homicide Harare and CID Law and Order Harare.

The law enforcement agents conducted searches in his luggage, leading to the seizure of a whitish powder that was wrapped in silver foil paper stashed in the lining of the accused’s black jacket.

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Preliminary field tests were done on the powder in the presence of Da Silveria and it tested positive for cocaine.

His lawyer Knowledge Maeresera said they did not apply for bail for his client. Said Maeresera:

We did not apply for bail because of the state of the matter, so my client understands the allegations, of what they are saying is cocaine which was found in his luggage.

So he has been placed on remand, and we now await a date for trial.

Harare Magistrate Dennis Mangosi remanded Da Silveria in custody to April 30, pending trial.

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