Nightclub Waitresses Exploited As Conduits For Illicit Drugs By Crafty Dealers
In Harare, drug dealers are exploiting nightclub waitresses as conduits for their illicit products, turning them into agents of death who push dangerous substances, including cocaine, to clients in top nightclubs. This concerning trend has been unfolding, particularly during peak business hours over the weekends.
H-Metro has learned that many waitresses have been coerced into becoming couriers, facilitating the trade of various illicit drugs like cannabis, skunk, crystal meth (mutoriro), heroin, crack, and powder cocaine. The consumption of these substances often occurs discreetly in club toilets, cars, or dimly lit parking areas.
Some night club bouncers are reportedly part of the cartel, receiving a supply of drugs from leaders to distribute to waitresses for sale to clients. The involvement of waitresses is seen as a strategic move to minimize suspicion, as authorities might be less likely to suspect them as couriers.
Sources emphasize the dangerous nature of drug pushing, highlighting the severe consequences if caught. The network of drug dealers and bouncers in Harare is believed to be extensive, with the waitresses playing a crucial role in identifying clients interested in purchasing drugs during nightclub events.
One source explained the rationale behind using waitresses: “In the drug business, one of the most important things is to eliminate suspicion. Waitresses are probably the least people authorities would imagine could be couriers pushing these drugs.”
The advantage of using waitresses lies in their familiarity with clientele, allowing them to discern potential buyers. This method is deemed safer and less likely to attract attention. While there are claims that some nightclub owners might be involved in the drug supply chain, confirmation is challenging due to their perceived lack of direct involvement in distribution.
The alarming rise in drug and substance abuse in the country has prompted the government to establish a ministerial committee to address the crisis.