|US$112 000 heroin stashed in corpse|
|Tuesday, 30 October 2012 00:00|
Farai Kuvirimirwa Court Reporter
(39) of Msiwa Village under Chief Mberengwa reportedly tried to steal the body of Tanzanian Ally Omari Mpili.
Ndumbogane and Ngara were not formally charged for unlawfully dealing in dangerous drugs when they appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Olivia Mariga yesterday.
Mrs Mariga denied the pair bail and remanded them in custody to November 12.
It is alleged that on October 19, the suspected drug mule Mpili arrived at Roadport bus terminus in Harare from Tanzania, but failed to proceed to South Africa, his intended destination on the same day.
The following day, the court heard, detectives got information that Mpili had swallowed drugs prior to his departure from Tanzania.
Mr Chakurira said on October 24, Ndumbogane and Ngara proceeded to the funeral parlour where they claimed Mpili’s body.
A post-mortem done on October 25 at Parirenyatwa Hospital by a Government pathologist led to the recovery of creamish ampoules (small sealed capsules) in the deceased’s intestines, the court heard.
The ampoules tested positive for heroin.