Friday, April 16, 2021

Gaborone City drug lords nailed and supplies cut

One of Botswana’s drug lords, who is believed to be the main supplier of drugs to Gaborone and surrounding villages, was nailed on his way from South Africa where he had gone to collect more supplies.

Now the supply is temporally cut.
Information passed to Sunday Standard suggests that two suspects, who have allegedly been in the drugs business for sometime, were nailed by undercover agents at the Ramotswa boarder post while trying to smuggle cocaine into Botswana.

It is reported that before their arrest, the suspects went to South Africa to collect drugs but were arrested on their way back just after their passports had been stamped on the Botswana side.

The police are said to have recovered well over a million pula worthy of drugs, most of which are being sold to students and children of well known business people.

The Public Relations Officer of the Botswana Police, Senior Superintendent Christopher Mbulawa confirmed to Sunday Standard that two men aged between 28 and 34 were recently arrested after they were found with what is strongly believed to be cocaine and ecstasy pills.

He said the two suspects were temporarily released pending investigations.

When asked whether the suspects are the main suppliers of drugs in and around Gaborone, Mbulawa replied, “I am not aware of such information.”

Mbulawa said the confiscated substances had already been taken to the forensic lab for further examination and to also determine the street value.

The police, he said, are in the process of buying detector dogs to be used to sniff drugs at boarder posts and elsewhere where they might be needed.

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