By A Correspondent- Mashonaland West police Armoury officer-in-charge Inspector Clive Kadambure and his three-co-accused facing charges of illegally acquiring and selling firearms to armed robbers and poachers while smuggling some to neighbouring countries have been denied bail at the High Court.
Kadambure, Edmore Manuwere, Wonder Kwaramba and Patrick Chirara had approached the High Court seeking bail pending trial.
But Justice Benjamin Chikowero dismissed the application saying the release of the suspects would undermine the public confidence in the criminal justice delivery system.
The three are facing charges of contravening the Firearms Act pertaining to purchasing, acquiring or possessing any ammunition without holding a firearm certificate.
Charges against Kadambure are that on March 16, detectives from CID Masvingo heard that he was wanted by CID Mwenezi in connection with the smuggling of guns through the Sango Border Post.
Some suspects arrested trying to sneak out firearms had implicated Kadambure as an accomplice.
The assortment of hunting rifles comprised of 1 Remmington 700 rifle, 1 Gal 375, 2 HH MAG 375, 1 W/N MAG 458, and 1 CORMKI MAX 375.