A 39 year old Chitungwiza man was sentenced to 20 months in prison for possessing methamphetamine (crystal meth) worth Zwl$18 000.
According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Elias Kabaya was convicted of unlawful possession of dangerous drugs.
“On the 29,” of September 2021 detectives from CID Drugs and Narcotics acting on a tip-off followed Kabaya to Zengeza 5 Shopping centre. They found him in a shed and conducted a search on his person and found a small white plastic container which had 15 sachets of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine in his right pocket.
“The drug was seized and weighed 4, 6063 grammes with a street value of ZWL $18 425-00. The accused was convicted after a full trial and he was sentenced on the 30th of August 2022 to 20 months imprisonment, with 12 months being suspended on condition of good behaviour. He will serve an effective 8 months imprisonment,” said the NPA
Crystal meth is a strong and highly addictive drug that affects the central nervous system. There is no legal use for it.
It comes in clear crystal chunks or shiny blue-white rocks. Also called “ice” or “glass,” it’s a popular party drug. Usually, users smoke crystal meth with a small glass pipe, but they may also swallow it, snort it, or inject it into a vein. People say they have a quick rush of euphoria shortly after using it. But it’s dangerous. It can damage your body and cause severe psychological problems.