Zimbabwe: Police probe dump site cash stash

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Associated Press

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Updated Sunday, Jan 12 at 11:33 AM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Police in Zimbabwe say they are investigating a $2,000 cash stash found by a child at a bush dump site behind a police check point in southwestern Zimbabwe.

Police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said in a weekend statement the officers suspected of hiding the bag of money, believed to be a bribe loot from motorists, face arrest once they are identified.

Villagers say the 10-year-old girl who found the money while foraging believed it was a gift from the ancestral spirits and her family consulted a spiritual healer. Word spread, alerting the police where the money was. Officers seized back the bag in a raid on the family's homestead.

Road blocks are manned across the nation's highways by police, frequently accused of taking money from motorists without issuing receipts.

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