Police have dismissed as false a report claiming that a large shipment of weapons was intercepted recently in West Nicholson, Matabeleland South Province.

The Daily Mirror reported that state security agents intercepted 3 trucks carrying 6 containers, some of which had AK47 rifles, rocket launchers, grenades and other explosives hidden under tiles.

ZRP spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said police have not received such a report.

“The Police, therefore, dismiss this false story with the contempt it deserves and the public is advised to ignore it,” read the statement.

Nyathi said police are now conducting investigations with a view to establishing the motive behind the false story.