Cocaine Ring Bust: Zimbabwean Drug Dealers Jailed in the UK for Running Major Drug Operation

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Four UK-based Zimbabweans have been jailed for their participation in a multi-million drug trafficking network operating through the Black Country.

Kudakwashe Mutanga, Amon Mambinge, Arun Sahota, and Dorcas Chiradza were convicted for their involvement in this extensive drug distribution operation.

Key Players in the Drug Trafficking Operation
According to Wolverhampton Police, Kudakwashe Mutanga, aged 48 and residing in Wolverhampton, orchestrated the supply of more than 81 kilograms of cocaine, valued at over £3 million, throughout the West Midlands. His leadership in the operation was pivotal to its extensive reach and financial gains.

Amon Mambinge, 39, based in Willenhall, played a crucial role in the day-to-day logistics and financial movements of the illicit substances. His activities spanned from 2020 to 2021, contributing significantly to the network’s operations.


Arun Sahota, also 39 and from Wolverhampton, was deeply involved in the distribution and supply chain of narcotics, amplifying the network’s impact across the region.

Probation Officer Turned Accomplice
Dorcas Chiradza, 31, employed as a probation officer, exploited her position within Her Majesty’s Prison Service to access sensitive information regarding the drug dealers.

This breach of trust resulted in her facing charges of misconduct in a public office, adding a surprising twist to the case.

Caught in the Act
The arrests of Mutanga, Mambinge, and Sahota in February 2022 marked a decisive moment in dismantling this drug syndicate.

Coordinated police actions led to warrants being executed in multiple locations across Wolverhampton, culminating in their apprehension.

Legal Consequences
Following their guilty pleas, the defendants received severe sentences reflecting the gravity of their offences. Kudakwashe Mutanga was sentenced to 18 years, Amon Mambinge to 16 years and two months, Arun Sahota to six years, and Dorcas Chiradza to three years in prison.

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