A police crackdown on drug peddlers and syndicates has so far netted 143 drug dealers with their bases being destroyed in raids that are being carried out in Harare and Chitungwiza.
Last week The Herald revealed that police officers could be offering protection to drug dealers whose illicit dealings have affected the country, particularly the youths.
So far police have raided areas like Mbare, Chitungwiza, Mabvuku, Epworth, Dzivarasekwa, Glen Norah, Mufakose, Southview and Highfield which are festooned with drug peddlers who range from pushers to suppliers with links to international drug trafficking.
In raids that were carried over the weekend, police busted drug havens where they recovered drugs such as marijuana, ganja cakes and a prohibited cough syrup called Broncleer (bronco).
They also found the dealers selling illicit brews such as “musombodhiya” and illegal aphrodisiacs such as Oto and Blue Diamond pills as well as skin lightening creams such as Diproson.
Hard drugs such as cocaine and Crystal Methamphetamine commonly known as “mutoriro”, “dombo” or “guka” were also found at the raided bases.