Zim cops detain two trying to recover drugs from corpse
Zimbabwe police have detained two men on suspicion of drug-dealing after plainclothes police caught them trying to recover a corpse stashed with 1.4 kilogrammes of heroin, according to a report.
The state-owned Herald newspaper reported that the pair, in their thirties, were arrested at a funeral parlour in the capital when they went to collect the body of suspected drug mule Ally Omari Mpili.
"Mpili reportedly died with 1.4 kilogrammes of heroin in his stomach while in transit to South Africa," the paper said adding that the drugs were valued at $112,000.
His body was taken by police to a local morgue while awaiting a post-mortem by a government pathologist.
The two men were arrested and charged with breaching the dangerous drugs act.
"A post-mortem done on October 25 by a government pathologist led to the recovery of creamish ampoules in the deceased's intestines," prosecutor Tungamirai Chakurira told the Harare magistrate's court.
Ndumbogane and Ngara were denied bail and remanded in custody until November 12.