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Harare lawyer arrested for allegedly smuggling gold


One of Harare’s top legal practitioners Admire Rubaya was arrested on Friday after he was caught allegedly trying to smuggle gold at the Plumtree Border Post. This comes a few days after 7 police officers were arrested for stealing $1 million from Plumtree Police Station.

Rubaya, who has previously represented PHD leader Walter Magaya, is suspected of being part of a syndicate of magistrates, prosecutors, police officers and immigration officers involved in a smuggling ring. Acting Prosecutor General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi said,

.I don’t know who they are working for but what I know is that two lawyers have been arrested. I know there is one called Admire Rubaya and there is evidence that is coming in terms of unravelling the connections that were involved in the syndicate…The existence of this ring has been known for some time and no action was being taken

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