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Kazembe: Police to take action on known drug lords in Highfield West Constituency

Kazembe: Police to take action on known drug lords in Highfield West Constituency

Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage Minister Kazembe Kazembe says he has directed the police to take action against known drug lords in Highfield West Constituency.

Kazembe was responding to a question in the National Assembly from Honourable Happymore Chidziva.

Chidziva wanted to know when the police will investigate and take action against well-known drug lords in the constituency.

In his response, the minister said he has since instructed the Commissioner-General of Police to deal with the matter.

‘’I would like to thank the Honourable Member for this pertinent question on drug and substance abuse.

‘’My office has directed the Commissioner-General of Police to task the Officer Commanding Harare Province and Criminal Investigation Department to conduct investigations in order to get to the bottom of the activities of the so-called known drug kingpins in Highfield West Constituency in particular.

‘’The police is currently carrying out raids under operation No to Crystal Meth, targeting illegal drug lords throughout the entire country and from January to 22 May 2159 people were arrested countrywide for various offences relating to drug abuse with 1183 being made in Harare alone.

‘’On 17 June this year, 28 people were arrested in Mbare, Chitungwiza, Mabvuku, Epworth, Dzivaresekwa, Glen Norah, Mufakose, South View and Highfield on allegations of dealing in or consuming illicit drugs.

‘’Police will not hesitate to arrest anyone involved in illegal drug dealings. However, the fight against this menace no longer requires the involvement of the police alone but an all-stakeholder approach is required if we are to win this war.

‘’We implore the Honourable Member together with the public with information on drug peddlers to report to any police station,’’ he said.

Honourable when he was re-elected into Parliament through the March 26 by-election, he promised to tackle the issue of drug abuse in his constituency.

Kazembe: Police to take action on known drug lords in Highfield West Constituency

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