Another foreign national has been arrested after being caught with illegal ammunition at Victoria Falls Airport barely a week after another man was caught.

In a recent legal development, 36-year-old Malaysian national, Lucy Kabethi Wanjiku, has been brought before the Victoria Falls Magistrates Court on charges related to the unlawful possession of ammunition.

The incident unfolded on March 2, 2024, at the Victoria Falls International Airport, where Wanjiku was apprehended following the detection of a single live 9mm round of ammunition during a routine baggage scan.

Seeking legal recourse, the accused applied for bail. However, this afternoon, the bail application faced dismissal. The trial has been concluded, and the judgment is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow.

Background of the Case

Lucy Kabethi Wanjiku’s legal troubles began when she was taken into custody after authorities discovered the prohibited ammunition in her possession at the Victoria Falls International Airport. The circumstances surrounding the incident raised concerns, leading to her subsequent arrest.

Foreign national arrested for illegal ammunition

Foreign national arrested for illegal possession of ammunition-Image Source@NPAZim

In a bid to secure her release, Wanjiku applied for bail.

Regrettably, her efforts faced a setback as the bail application was dismissed during proceedings this afternoon. The reasons behind the dismissal were not immediately disclosed, leaving room for speculation and anticipation regarding the impending judgment.

Another foreigner accused of sending bomb threat email

In another case that has caused panic, a South African man sent a bomb threat email which caused havoc at Zimbabweans airport.

The email force Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa to not land at Victoria Falls International airport last Friday. He was set to attend a conference when authorities received an email which warned them of a bomb threat at the airport.

The email was sent by the man through Fastjet Airlines which eventually led to the identification of the sender.