Friday, July 02, 2010

(TALKZIMBABWE) Chiadzwa's wife in US$18ml dollar diamond arrest

Chiadzwa's wife in US$18ml dollar diamond arrest
Posted: Friday, July 2, 2010 12:20 am

JAILED diamond dealer Newman Chiadzwa’s wife was last Thursday fined US$700 by a Mutare magistrate after she was found in possession of diamonds worth over US$18 million.

Palister Chiadzwa (38) was found guilty of breaching the Precious Stones Act following her arrest in 2006.

Her husband is serving a five-year jail term and was fined US$132 000 after he was convicted of illegally possessing 43 028 diamonds of varying sizes by a Mutare magistrate.

Last Thursday, Palister was fined US$700 or seven months in jail with hard labour.

On October 14, 2006 police detectives on patrol in Marange received information that Palister was illegally dealing in diamonds at Zengeni Business Centre.

They put her under surveillance for some time before approaching Palister, who was sitting in her green Toyota Prado.

A search was conducted and the detectives discovered 2 462 diamonds worth US$18 658 280 in her handbag.

She was arrested and the diamonds were forfeited to the State.

CID Border Control and Minerals Unit spokesperson Detective Assistant Inspector Godfrey Mubaiwa yesterday confirmed the case and sentence.



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