Harare City FC Player Arrested For Selling 'Mutoriro'1 year ago
Harare City Football Club player, Jerry Chipangura (24), was arrested in Mabvuku last month on suspicion of drug dealing.
Chipangura appeared before magistrate Stanford Mambanje at the Harare Magistrates Court on Thursday on allegations of possessing 40g of methylenedioxymethamphetamine — commonly known as mutoriro — worth $200 000.
It is alleged that the footballer wanted to sell the drug in the city.
He was not asked to plead to the charges and was remanded in custody to 21 July.
Prosecutor Lancelot Mutsokoti opposed the granting of bail arguing that Chipangura may flee as he was facing a serious offence which attracts a custodial sentence.
Mutsokoti also told the court that police were still tracking and yet to arrest the drug trafficker who smuggled the contraband into the country.
He said Chipangura might jeopardise investigations if he was granted bail.
Allegations are that on 30 June, at around 8 PM, police were informed that Chipangura was dealing in meth in Mabvuku, Harare.
Detectives proceeded to New Mabvuku where they found the accused along John Tapedza Road.
The detectives identified themselves before searching him and found 40g of meth stashed in a small Adidas black bag that he was carrying. The drug was in two sachets.
Preliminary field tests carried out in the accused’s presence tested positive for meth.