A Dar es salaam businesswoman, Amina Ramadhani, a resident of Kijitonyama, yesterday appeared in the Kisutu Resident Magistrates' Court charged with trafficking in narcotic drugs valued at more than 89m/-.
The prosecution, led by State Attorney Wiila Haonga, alleged before Resident Magistrate Faisal Kahamba that on July 1, this year, at Mwalimu Julius Nyerere International Airport in the city, the accused committed the offence.
It was further alleged that on the material date the accused was found in illegal possession of 1980.11 grammes of heroin valued at 89,104,950.
The accused was not allowed to enter any plea as the court has no mandated to try such a case.
Haonga told the court that investigation into the case was incomplete and the magistrate adjourned the case to July 17, this year, when it comes up for another mention.
Meanwhile, the court has adjourned a conspiracy and money laundering case facing Bongo movie actor Kajala Masanja and her husband, Faraja Chambo, until July 17, this year, when it comes up for another mention.
The case was adjourned by Resident Magistrate Ritha Tarimo on the grounds that the presiding magistrate, Sundi Fimbo, was on maternity leave.
The prosecution in the case is led by Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) prosecutor Leonard Swai.
Earlier last month the court rejected an application filed by the defence counsel Alex Mgongolwa.
Resident Magistrate Frank Mosha told the court that usually a "court cannot assign another magistrate to hear a case for the reason that the presiding magistrate is on leave. It can be assigned to another magistrate for other reasons.”
The court therefore ruled that the case would continue to be heard by Magistrate Fimbo until she came back from his leave.
According to the charge sheet, on an unknown date and place the accused conspired to transfer proceeds of corruption and money laundering.
Swai claimed that in April 2010 the accused, being husband and wife, conspired to transfer proceeds of corruption (selling a house situated at Kunduchi Salasala in Kinondoni municipality), contrary to Section 34 of the PCCB Act 2007.